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Clay Curtis Jett, 84, of Carlisle, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Knox County, the son of Joseph Henry and Lorraine (Phillippe) Jett.
Clay was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a millwright at Stran Steel in Terre Haute for over 30 years and later worked as a bus driver and custodian/maintenance for Southwest School Corporation for 20 years. Clay was a member of United Steelworkers Union in Terre Haute and the Sullivan County Coon Hunters Association. Clay was a race-car driver, coon hunter, umpire, avid Pacer and Colts fan and loved playing Texas Hold'em.
Clay was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph LaMonte Jett; and grandson, Mike Cameron Horn.
Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, whom he married July 18, 1953, Donna Donovan Jett; son, Joseph C. (Hui Cha) Jett of Freelandville; two daughters, Patty Sue (Mike D.) Horn of Carlisle and Sherri Jett of Omaha, Neb.; brother, Gerald Edward (Wilma) Jett of Carlisle; sister-in-law, JoAnn Jett of Oaklandon; and three grandchildren, Sean L. Jett, Angela J.B. Jett and Tyler Clay Jett.
Funeral services will be at 12 noon Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Brust Funeral Home, Sullivan, with the Rev. David Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Carlisle. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12 noon Friday, at the funeral home.
Published on November 8, 2017
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