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1936 Joseph 2019

Joseph Nelson Reynolds Charette

April 20, 1936 — January 23, 2019


Age 82 of Sugar Tree, TN died on January 23, 2019. Mr. Charette was born on April 20, 1936 in Fort Kent, ME and was the son of the late Edward and Agnes Roy Charette of Waterbury, Connecticut.

He graduated from Wilby High School, Waterbury, CT on June 22, 1956 and then went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged. He had many occupations such as a police officer in Nashville, TN but he later retired from Southern Railway, Atlanta, GA before moving to Sugar Tree, TN where he was employed at Tinkers and then drove a school bus for the Decatur County School System.

He is survived by his wife Betty Jean Charette of Sugar Tree, TN; children Stephen Nelson Charette and wife Nee of Independence, KY; Cynthia Kay Charette of Los Angeles, CA, Bonnie Charette of Nashville, TN; Michael Henry Charette and wife Kathy of Brentwood, TN; stepchildren Elizabeth Jane Douris and husband James of Parsons, TN; Dinah Jean Townsend of Houma, LA; Vikki Suesan Consiglio and husband William of McDonough, GA; Cindy Lee Adams of McDonough, GA; and, Billy Jack Townsend of Dallas, GA; brother Donald Charette and wife Joan of Wolcott, CT and sister Diane Charette Ruscitto and husband Robert of Watertown, CT;  and sister-in-law Donna Charette of Wolcott, CT.  He is preceded in death by brothers, Edward Charette, II; Lewellyn Charette; and sister, Darlene Charette.

He has 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

There will be a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. at The River United Pentecostal Church, 843 Tennessee Ave N, Parsons, TN 38363.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to The River United Pentecostal Church at

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

The River United Pentecostal Church

843 Tennessee Ave N, Parsons, TN 38363

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