Mr. Jesse Merle Jarnagin, age 37, of Newport, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Newport Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his father Robert Jarnagin; grandparents Claude and Mary Edith Jarnagin and Herman and Evelyn Smithpeters and uncles Roger Smithpeters and Gary Smithpeters.

Survivors include his mother Sherry Marlene Jarnagin of Newport; sister Haley Jarnagin of Knoxville and uncle Ronnie Smithpeters of Greeneville. Additional survivors include several cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, August 15, 2019, at Jenkins Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Frank Bell will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 — 1:00 p.m.Thursday afternoon at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home.

In lieu in flowers, the family request donations be made to Costner-Maloy to help cover the final expenses.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Costner-Maloy