Entered into rest on Thursday, October 21, 2021, Mr. Jerrell Lester McNutt, 94, was born December 19, 1926, in Dennis, Mississippi. He was the son of the late Thomas Nebraska and Lula May McNutt. At the age of 16 he felt led to be a preacher. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the 6th Infantry Division in the Pacific. Jerrell earned a BA Degree from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi and a Master of Theology Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He earned the Master of Religious Education Degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed an Internship and Residency in Clinical Pastoral Education. In the early fifties he was pastor of Mt. Joy Baptist Church near Iuka, Mississippi. He started his career in hospital chaplaincy in 1955 and retired in 2005. He was classified as a Professional Chaplain in 1958. In 1968, he was certified as a Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education. Students under his supervision earned credit for various graduate degrees in theology. As a member of the East Alabama Old Car club, Jerrell had 2 Chevrolet cars, 1928 and a 1957. He was a member of the Auburn Lions club. He was a member of the Alabama Forge Blacksmith Council. Jerrell also enjoyed playing the piano and guitar. He is survived by his wife Vera Elizabeth Daugherty McNutt, daughters: Linda Joy Jones (Richard),Barbara Beth Vickery (Harvey William); son: Jerrell Lester McNutt, Jr. (Linda); six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 6 brothers: Paul, Milford, Noel, Ershell, Sherben and Orville McNutt and 3 sisters: Vera McNutt, Maude Wilson and Christine Oates as well as, 5 nephews and 3 nieces.
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