October 18, 1914 - January 30, 2010
Jackson R. Pellett of Morristown, Tennessee, died on January 30, 2010 at the age of 95 years, having been surrounded by the love and support of his family and friends. After nine years of dialysis treatment, and in rapidly failing health, he made the decision to no longer continue his life-sustaining dialysis. Jack was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, on October 8, 1914 to Deborah Rowand and Jackson Sayre Pellett. He grew up in Franklin NJ, attended Franklin HS, Staunton Military Academy, Williams College, and Columbia University. He married Marian Pickering Orcutt on April 17, 1943, and they had three children, Jackson Lewis, Ruth Ann ( Manville) and Deborah Jean (Weiler). He worked for the New Jersey Zinc company for 36 years, beginning in November 1949, in Franklin, NJ. He continued his career with NJZ from June of 1946 through Sept of 1950 in Gilman, CO, from there proceeding to Austinville,VA until May of 1953 when he began working in Freidensville, Pa. In June of 1975 he and Marian moved to his last assignment with NJZ in Morristown, TN, until his retirement in November 1981. His wife Marian died on April 30, 1995 after many years of loving support. From their courtship at Wayawanda Lake in New Jersey, their marriage in Plainfield, New Jersey, and subsequent moves from NYC through mining locales in five states, they were loyal and loving companions. Jack married Louise Sentelle on June 22, 1997. She has been his companion, comfort and support through the last years of his life, through good years, failing health and nine years of dialysis. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marian, brothers Lewis, Robert and William and sister Dorothy and son Jackson Lewis Pellett. He is survived by his wife, Louise(and her children, Rick (Darlene)Sentelle, Chris (Robert) Smelcer, and Rusty Sentelle), and Jack's daughters Ruth (Gary) Manville and Deborah (Jim) Weiler, daughter-in-law Patricia Pellett, and grandsons, Jackson David ( Karen) and Craig (Bethy), and granddaughters Rebecca (Dave) and Joellyn( Jonathan) and great grandchildren Abbey, Claire, Sabia, Catherine and Eva. He loved fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and his family, its history and heritage. His fascination for mining, minerals, technical drawings, patents, model railroading, photography, American military history, submarines, and steam locomotives grew through the decades. The support of his friends, the patience and love of his wife Louise, and his enduring determination and fine mind enabled him to continue his hobbies until the last months of his life. His family is grateful for the excellent care he received during the nine years of dialysis treatment by the Dialysis Center of Morristown, and the last months of care by Life Care of Morristown, TN., his physician, Dr. Gupta, and the professional and personal care and friendship of retired physician, Dr Ken Allum. We would like to express our gratitude to his mining and hobby friends, neighbors, members of 1st Presbyterian Church, and others who have been sources of loving support through the years. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb.6 at 2:30 p.m. at 1st Presbyterian Church of Morristown, Tennessee, located at 600 W. Main St. If desired, donations in Jack's honor may be made to the 1st Presbyterian Church Building Fund or the Music Fund. Mayes Family Services will be handling arrangements. A graveside service will be held at a later date at North Hardyston Cemetery, in Hardyston Twp., NJ.
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