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Eugene "Gene" Jett

December 21, 1930 ~ July 19, 2022 (age 91)


Eugene “Gene” Jett, 91, of Flemingsburg, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at Fleming County Hospital. 

Born in Mason County on December 21, 1930, he was the son of the late Charles Elmer Jett and the late Lillian Cubberly Jett. 

Gene was the superintendent of the Fleming County Water Association for 43 years and  the owner/operator of Jett Heating and Plumbing.  He was a member of the Fleming 112 Masonic Lodge for 70 years.  He also attended Flemingsburg Christian Church and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his son, Johnny (Donna) Jett of Wallingford;  his great grandchildren, Jonathan and Nicholas Jett;  his great-great grandchildren, Gideon Creed Jett and Raylynn Grace Jett;  several nieces and nephews;  and his companion of 12 years, Virginia Belt.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Leota Hawkins Jett; his son, William Eugene “Billy” Jett;  his grandson, Johnny Eugene “John” Jett;  and his siblings, Billy Jett, Marjorie Gorman, Ralph Jett, and Dorothy Nell Jett.

The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Flemingsburg Christian Church with Bro. Tom Fern officiating.

Gene will be laid to rest at Hillsboro Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Josh Stacy, Steve Fearin, John Colgan, Sherman Thompson, Jason Smedley, and Nicholas Jett.  Honorary Pallbearers include Billy Dyer, Craig Smith, Paul Hamilton, Butch Hall, and Dennis Forte.

Visitation will be  6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2022, at the Flemingsburg Christian Church.  Masonic rites will be performed at 7 p.m.

Boone-Nickell Funeral Home is caring for Mr. Jett and his family.

In place of flowers, please consider a contribution in memory of Gene to the Fleming 112 Masonic Lodge at 161 Helphenstine Rd., Wallingford, KY 41041; or to The Shriners Hospital, Attn: Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394.

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July 22, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Flemingsburg Christian Church
201 East Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041

Funeral Service
July 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Flemingsburg Christian Church
201 East Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041

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