Jimmy Lee Sarratt

Jun 30th 12:15 pm - 12:15 pm
US Army
MRC - Jeff Wike

army_2.jpg

   

PGR LOGO SMALL FOR POSTINGS.jpg
National Link

ADOBE LOGO SMALL FOR POSTINGS.png
Mission PDF

CAMERA ICON SMALL FOR POSTINGS.jpg
Mission Photos

 

 

Mission Summary

Classification 

Military Veteran 

Military Branch 

United States Army 

Campaigns

Korean War (1950 - 1953)

Mission Segments 

Inurnment Service 

Obituary Text 

Jimmy Lee Sarratt was born on November 21, 1933 and died of causes befitting his age, lifestyle and stubbornness on April 3, 2020.

He was a generous and charismatic man who was always quick to laugh with a stranger, kind to those in need, and deeply proud of his kids and other off shoots. He leaves behind his "kiddos" Brenda and husband Juan Garcia, Glenda and husband Gary Richardson, Monica Sarratt and partner Marcy Hikida, J and wife Jamie Sarratt, along with a rollercoaster full of 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins (especially "Cuz"), to do as they see fit in the post-pandemic world. He was preceded in death by father William Quay Sarratt, mother Nellie Sarratt (Gawne), and two sisters.

He answered to monikers such as "Dad", "Daddy", "Daddy-O", "Big Daddy", and no doubt others, perhaps his favorite was "Gramps". He was delighted to see his grandchildren enjoy and embrace their lives beginning to unfold. His altruism was authentic.

He loved to hunt, fish, read, drink and smoke – not necessarily in that order but sometimes all at the same time. At one point or another, he piloted his own planes, developed his own photos, won, lost, and nearly drowned at least once, extracted gold from computer chips and had a lot of fun along the way. While not formally educated or particularly inclined to play the long game, he nonetheless was intelligent, curious, and supportive of kids pursuing their interests.

He thrived on chocolate milkshakes, a good steak, sugar in his coffee, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and dogs – a good measure of a man. He served our country in the Korean War as an intelligence tech, ambulance driver, and serving drinks at the Officer's Club – the details are fuzzy which is evidence that he could spin a tale longer than Rapunzel's hair. He enjoyed being a part of the Masonic Order, particularly the hat, and had a big soft spot for the Shriner's Hospital for Children.

A native son of Texas, he will be deeply missed, but no doubt wherever he is, all know there will be a glint in his green eyes and a touch of mischief at the corners of his easy-going smile.

*We ask the public to please wear face masks and practice social distancing while at the service .

Photo Permission

Unknown

MRC

Jeffrey Wike
jwike1943@gmail.com
(817) 301-4293 

 

 

Part 1

Segment

Inurnment Service 

Mission Date 

06/30/2020 

Staging Time 

1215 

Briefing Time

1230

In Position/KSU Time

1245

Starting Time 

1300 

Staging Point 

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX  75211 

Map Link 

Map to Staging 

Details 

The family of Mr. Jimmy Sarratt has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to honor his memory and service to our Country by standing a Flag Line at his inurnment service.

Riders will stage at the DFW National Cemetery Visitor’s Center for a short mission brief. Honor Bikes will be selected and they will move to the appropriate staging lane in preparation for the procession to the committal shelter. The remaining riders will move to the designated shelter, set the flags and establish the Flag Line to await the arrival of Mr. Sarratt, family and friends.

When directed, riders will return the flags to the storage area, have a short debriefing and be dismissed. It should be noted that face covering and social distancing is required at DFWNC. 

Support 

Flags only; please bring your own water.

Tags: