He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Lebanon for more than 60 years, serving on the Administrative Committee and several other positions in the church as well as being a member of the Mens Choir.
The family will receive friends Saturday, Aug. 17 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon, and again Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service at First Methodist Church.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Mike Ripski, Rev. Bob Spain and Rev. David Hesson. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens immediately after the service.
Survivors include: his wife of 75 years Estelle Prichard Jewell; children James Rye (Maureen) Jewell, Jr. of Bonita, CA; Martha (Todd) Duff of Signal Mountain and Joe (Carla) Jewell of Queechee, VT.Also surviving are grandchildren Blythe (Jason) Gander of Austin, TX; Kate (Conor) Hansen of Belmont, MA; Tommy (Abby) Duff of Signal Mountain; Zachary Jewell of Belmont and Sarah Jewell of Austin, TX along with great grandchildren Sam Gander, Leo Hansen, Allie Duff and Oona Hansen.
Honorary pallbearers include: Mrs. J.B. Leftwich, Mrs. Joe F. Bryant, Mrs. Robert H. Spain, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Callis; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harding; Mr. and Mrs. Ken Clinard and Mr. Wayne Barrett.
Arrangements are in the care of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.