Bryan Keith Jarrell
September 5, 1957 – August 1, 2021
Bryan Keith Jarrell passed away at the age of 63, while surrounded by his loving family, on August 1, 2021. Keith was born September 5, 1957, while living at Mount Olympus Farm in Carmel Church, Virginia. He was the third child and youngest son of James Alfred Jarrell and Dorothy Mable Bruce Jarrell. Keith and his family lived along the Shenandoah Valley for most of his younger years, where he found a great love for the mountains, rivers, and lakes that offered every aspect of outdoor adventure. He graduated from Turner Ashby High School in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and went to work for Munch Systems and later Burroughs (Standard Register) along with his brother, Larry, and cousin, Roger, in Rocky Mount, Virginia, where he worked in storage retrieval and collating.
After working there for 24 years, Standard Register closed, and Keith was faced with a crossroads in his life. With the encouragement and support of his family, he went to golf college at Golf Academy of America in the Carolinas section, and his family relocated to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He became a PGA Golf Pro and worked at golf courses in Myrtle Beach, Radford, and Richmond; ultimately landing an awesome job at The First Tee in Chesterfield. Keith found his niche being as a teaching professional. He loved teaching his students. He felt it was one of the greatest honors of his life. It was more than teaching golf to him; it was about making a difference with the connection. For him to be able to teach the sport he really loved was never work to; it was a calling! This calling/profession brought him pure joy which was evident by his perpetual smile.
Keith and his loving wife and best friend of 33 years, Kay, enjoyed many years living their best life. They loved to travel, camp, golf, and enjoy the outdoors all over our beautiful country. Keith enjoyed music and music festivals, sports (especially golf), and any outdoor adventure. He picked up the love of golf, betting on horses, and playing poker from his father, and enjoyed these activities with this family and friends. He was an excellent teacher and coach and enjoyed imparting his wisdom and skills to anyone wanting to better themselves.
He will be remembered for his infectious smile, kind spirit, and energetic personality. Keith never met a stranger and had the ability to make everyone he met feel valued. He was greatly loved by his family and will be missed by all who knew him. Keith Jarrell is survived by his wife, Kay Radford Jarrell, his daughter, Raven Jarrell Tarr (Scott) and son, Shane Adam Shaffer; Grandsons; Michael Shaffer and Joshua Olson; brothers, Jim Jarrell (Joanne) and Larry Jarrell (B-Mae); sister, Lori Jarrell Thomas (Cyr); Father-in-law, Harry Radford; Mother-n-law, Thannah Radford and brother-in-law, Phillip Radford; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and an uncle. A memorial service will take place at First Tee of Chesterfield on Saturday, August 7th 2021 at 5 PM. First Tee Address: 6736 Huntingcreek Drive, North Chesterfield, VA. In Lieu of flowers please donate to https://www.mortalityreality.org/take-action or to cancer research at this link (20+) Facebook.
Kay, Raven & Adam
So very sorry for your loss
Keith as you know was a great guy I remember fondly coming to his your house with Tommy or Warren
Rest In Peace my friend prayers for you all
I am so sorry to hear this
Keith always remember our great times together. Hadn’t seen you in years but will never forget what a great friend you were and just a great guy. Kay my family’s love and prayers are with you and the kids . I hope to live a great a life as that man did. God bless y’all
So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Kay I am so sorry for your families loss. I do not have the words to express my feelings. I pray for GODS loving arms to wrap around you and yours and his family for love and support to you all.
Such a special and remarkable man. He always was cordial to me and my daughter Amyah when we came out to have daddy / daughter day at the golf course.
We don’t always know what the future holds but we know God holds the future. Mrs. Kay may the Lord above give you unexplainable peace during this time and please know that we will be praying for you.
With our deepest and sincerest condolences.
Kay, It is my prayer that during this difficult time the Lord sends his peace and surrounds you and your entire family with his love. God bless and keep you.
Lori and Family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Melissa Roberts (Scott)
Always looked forward to seeing Keith every time l went to first tee,just to hear him say Hi Raymond.l’ll miss him.
Lori and Family,
Each of you are in my thoughts. I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your brother.
Take care and sending my love!
Sorry for your lost my prayers go out to you and all family members
Clementine (Tiny) Divers
Rocky Mount, VA
I worked with Keith at Standard Register in Rocky Mount.
He was such a happy go lucky guy. Never harsh to no one.
I still can see his charming smile.
May God be with you and your family during this time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all today
and always!keith can rest easy now! May the Lords
Blessings be with each of you today through this and
I cannot tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Keith was such a fine man and friend. I know him only from the golf course where he gave me lessons, but always so friendly. We shared many happy conversations. I can only hope that God will help you through today and all the days coming.
I shared some time with him via text over the last few months. I told him how I wished he could give some lessons to my grandson, and as always, he sent some advice on what to do. I will miss him terribly. His smile, laughter and always the friendship that always shone through.
I cannot attend the memorial today because of the weather, but please know that Keith will always remain in my memory as a dear friend.
Keith, I enjoyed our time at First Tee. You are a great person who is so just darn friendly. My game will always be better because of your instruction. Rest in pace my friend. Fairways and Greens.
I only knew Keith through taking golf lessons from him, but he made an indelible impression. He was pure enthusiasm and positivity. No one could be around him and not smile and laugh right along with him. I pray for for his family and wish them the strength that they will need in the days to come. The last time I spoke with him, the girl who took lessons with me from him had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer (she died 7/21/21 at age 56). I feel your pain more than you know.