LtC. Alexander T. Jennette, Jr.
Published 12:35 pm Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Alexander Tunnel Jennette, Jr., LtC. U.S. Army (retired), age 75, a resident of 1102 Summit Ave., Washington, died Monday August 17, 2009 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday August 19, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church of Washington and will be conducted by Rev. W. Lee Kinney. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
Col. Jennette was born in Beaufort County on December 1, 1933 to the late Alexander T. Jennette, Sr., DDS and the late Mary MacLean Jennette. On December 20, 1955 he married Ann Marie Winslow who survives. He was a 1951 graduate of Washington High School, attended Davidson College, graduated in 1955 from the University of North Carolina where he received his BA in Chemistry and then went on to receive a Masters degree in History from East Carolina University. Col. Jennette proudly served his country in the United States Army. His twenty three years of service included two tours of duty in Vietnam, Korea and other stateside assignments. He retired in June of 1978. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service award both with oak leaf clusters, among other commendations. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Washington Yacht and Country Club, was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing golf.
Survivors include his wife Ann of the home, two daughters: Ann Jennette Tallo and husband Robert of Maury, NC, Elizabeth Jennette Beaton and husband James of Goose Creek, SC, one son: Alexander T. Jennette, III and wife Carla of Washington, seven grandchildren: Lee Spilman and fiancee Kimberly Argudin, John Spilman, Mary Lindsay James, William James, Kathryn Jennette, Laura Jennette, Katherine Beaton, one sister: Annetta Jennette Howell and husband Charles of Hilton Head, SC and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister: Duart Jennette Johnston.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1102 Summit Ave., Washington.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 211 W. 2nd St., Washington, NC 27889 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
You may address condolences to the Jennette family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.
Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Jennette family.