Jarrel Vest, 83, of Bismark ND, formerly of Blytheville, passed away on November 23. 2022 at Maple View Memory Care in Bismark ND. He was born in Bee Branch AR on February 9, 1939, to Henry Vest and Bessie (Loftis) Vest.
Jarrel met the love of his life, Joyce Alls in Paragould and they were married on July 18, 1959. They were truly inseparable. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Bessie Vest, his wife Joyce Bernice Vest, his brothers, Arlin Vest, Farrel Vest and Billy Vest.
Jarrel served in the United States Air Force for 23 years specializing in airfield operations, served in Vietnam and in Thailand, and retired as a Master Sergeant (E7) in 1983. After retirement, he attended Mississippi County Community College and earned his Associate of Science Degree. Jarrel continued to work as the airport manager at Arkansas International Airport for 23 years before his final retirement.
Jarrel had several hobbies which included gardening, working in his flower beds, spending time with his family, and drinking coffee. He loved taking the grandchildren on vacation every summer. Family was everything to Jarrel.
He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen (Scott) Moore of Coldwater MS, his grandson William (Tiffany) Thompson of Ramstein Germany, his granddaughter Kristen (Christopher) Wallace of Bismark ND, eight great-grandchildren, Olivia Thompson, Nora Thompson, Brynn Thompson, Josiah Wallace, Lily Wallace three foster grandchildren, and sister-in-law Shirley (Robert) Myer of Paragould.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Hope City Church, PO Box 631, Bismark ND 58502.
Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Gardens in Paragould Arkansas.