Leslie Lewis Jett, 86, of Litchfield, passed away on Tues., Jan. 11, 2022 at 12:55 p.m. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. He was born November 13, 1935, in Litchfield, IL, the youngest of 11 children to John Martin and Cleo Marie (Taylor) Jett. With only a fifth-grade education, he learned the skill of carpentry which led to a career as a laborer and later a foreman employed by the Local 1084. He married his childhood sweetheart, Ginger Ann Logsdon on March 13, 1954. Leslie built homes in the Litchfield area, several of them being built especially for various family members. He was also a farmer, cared for animals, loved fishing and coon hunting. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends during hayrides, cookouts, or visits. Leslie will be especially remembered for his storytelling.
He is survived by:
His wife, Ginger of Litchfield
His son, Jerry Jett of Litchfield
His daughter, Opal Jett of Litchfield
Grandchildren, Angie (Kyle) Johnson, Leroy (Candace) Jett, Jerry Jett II, Goldie (Eddie) Mantor, LaWanda Jett (companion Trinidad), Benjamin Jett, Rusty (Meagan) Henry, Eric Henry, Elizabeth Jett, Dean (Tanya) Jett II, Samantha Jett, Jennifer Jett, Leslie Jett, Dakota Means, and many great grandchildren.
His brother, Kenny (Phyllis) Jett of Litchfield
Leslie was preceded in death by his parents and siblings John, Tom, Bernice, Etta, Gerald, Pearl, Earl, Harold and Elsie; sons George Allen, Leroy Nelson, Dean Martin and Kevin Wayne; daughter in law Geri Jett; grandsons Kevin Wayne II and Wayne Allen.
Funeral services will be held on Mon., Jan. 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Leroy Jett, grandson, will preside. Burial will be in King Cemetery in rural Irving. Visitation will be held Monday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be designated to the Family of Leslie L. Jett, c/o Angie Johnson, 2007 N. 16th Ave., Litchfield, IL 62056.
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