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Michael J. Jett

August 12, 1944 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Michael J. Jett Obituary

Michael J. Jett, age 79, of Columbus, NC, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2023, in Rutherford County.

Funeral Service times and dates are incomplete and will be posted at a later time.

A native of Elizabethton, TN, Mike was the son of the late Charles and Bernice Jett. Mike was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam war where he ranked as a Captain. He worked and lived in Europe for a number of years, he also worked for AirPhoto USA in Phoenix, AZ, and lastly at Ernest and Young as a C.P.A.. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his brother. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Carolyn Harris Ruppe Jett of Columbus, NC, Michael's children, Charlotte Michelle Jett Silver (Alan), of NY, and Carter Bradley Jett, of TX, his stepchildren, Myron Ruppe (Renee), of Rutherfordton, NC, and Alan Ruppe (Rhonda), of Statesville, NC. two grandchildren, Portia, and Jackson Silver, and one step-granddaughter, Taylor Ruppe.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 7, 2023 at McMahan's Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 7, 2023 with Dr. James L. Powell, PhD officiating. Interment will be private for the family only at Kistler's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

McMahan's Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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December 7, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
McMahan's Funeral Home
249 South Main Street
Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139

Funeral Service
December 7, 2023

11:00 AM
McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel
249 South Main Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Private Interment

Kistler's Chapel United Methodist Cemetery
3060 Poors Ford Rd.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139


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