Dr. Thomas Warren Jarrett


It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Dr. Thomas Warren Jarrett, 73, of Daniels, WV. Tom was born on July 31st, 1950 in Charleston, WV to Dr. William Mitchell and Jean Wilshire Jarrett. In the last several months, Tom showed great strength and a dedication to his family before passing on October 22, 2023.
Tom was a 1968 graduate of Greenbrier Military School. He then went on to West Virginia University for his undergraduate studies. He continued his education in Morgantown at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, graduating in 1975. Following in his father's footsteps, he decided to pursue a post doctorate degree in orthodontics, for which he attended St. Louis University.

In 1977, Tom moved to Beckley and opened his orthodontic practice. Tom was an active member of the dental community and the Beckley area. He was a member of the American Dental Association and the West Virginia Dental Association, as well as a member of the American Association of Orthodontics and past president of the West Virginia Association of Orthodontics. Tom served on the boards of the New River Dental Society and the Southern Association of Orthodontics. He was a Diplomat of the International College of Dentists and Diplomat of American Board of Orthodontics. He was on faculty at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry in the orthodontics department for over 30 years. Tom loved his profession and teaching orthodontics to students gave him so much joy. The influence he had on the dental community was far reaching. In dentistry and beyond, he was a mentor to so many people.

Tom loved his community and wanted to see it flourish. He was on the board of directors of the Beckley Area Foundation, instrumental in building the YMCA Youth Soccer Complex, founder of Citizen Southern Bank, and developer of Brookshire Professional Park. He was involved in starting FORWARD WV for economic development. He was an originator of Chili Night, involved in the Youth Museum and helped design the Peace Totem, started Foster's Hardware Restaurant, contributed to the FOLK project and Operation Backpack. He was an advocate and supporter of the Raleigh County Humane Society.

He was an avid outdoorsman and loved being in nature. Appointed by the governor, he was a DNR commissioner. He loved to fish, hike, golf, and bike. He was a founder of Glade Creek Trout Association, champion of the inaugural Glade Spring's member-guest, and back-to-back Black Knight club champion. Being a youth sports coach, he impacted countless young people's lives.

Tom was a devoted father and displayed his love for his children every day. He was proud for his children to be fourth generation dentists and carry on the tradition of serving the people of West Virginia continuously since 1901.

He is preceded in death by his father, Dr. William Mitchell Jarrett; his mother, Jean Wilshire Jarrett; and his brother, William Mitchell Jarrett II.
He is survived by the love of his life, Vicky Foley; His son, Jordan Jarrett and his wife, Megan Borak; his daughter, Allison Jarrett Zegeer and her husband, Andrew Zegeer; his two grandsons, John McCarus Zegeer and David Warren Zegeer; and his two hiking buddies Wrangler and Lapua.

There will be a visitation at Rose & Quesenberry in Shady Spring on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 5-8pm and a celebration of life at Black Knight Country Club on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 12:00pm. Tom will be laid to rest in Richwood, WV next to his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Beckley Area Foundation.

The family also requests any personal stories you may have about Tom be sent to tomsfishtales@gmail.com.

Private online condolences and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via the guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.