Edwin B. Jarrett Jr., insurance executive

Edwin B. “Ned” Jarrett Jr., a retired insurance executive and an accomplished woodworker, died Oct. 27 of pancreatic cancer at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The longtime Owings Mills resident was 86.

The son of Dr. Edwin B. Jarrett, a physician, and Dorothy Jarrett, a homemaker, Edwin Bosley Jarrett Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Ridgewood Road in Roland Park.

He was a 1949 graduate of Gilman School, where he played varsity lacrosse, and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1954 from Dartmouth College, where he also played lacrosse.

Mr. Jarrett was commissioned a captain in the Air Force in 1954 and served as commissary manager at Andrews Air Force Base before being discharged in 1956.

He was a co-founder of Ford, DeShields, Jarrett & Barnes, a Towson insurance brokerage that later moved to Cross Keys, where it was renamed Cross Keys Insurance Inc.He served as chairman and CEO until he retired in 1997.

A longtime resident of Garrison Forest Road, Mr. Jarrett enjoyed making furniture and repairing broken furniture.

He was an avid golfer and a member of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. Mr. Jarrett also enjoyed duck hunting and collecting antique decoys

.Mr.Jarrett moved to Blakehurst in 2013 and was treasurer of the residents association board.

His wife of 48 years, the former Evelyn Kipp, died in 2010.

He was a member for many years of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 232 St. Thomas Lane, Owings Mills, where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 10.

Mr. Jarrett is survived by two sons, Edwin Bosley Jarrett III of Owings Mills and Daniel Streett Jarrett of Lutherville; a brother, Dr. William Hope Jarrett of Atlanta; and four grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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