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Jeffrey "Jeff" William Betts

June 20, 1950 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Tribute

In the quiet corners of Clarksville, a vibrant soul left our midst on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Jeffrey “Jeff” William Betts, age 73, graced this world with his warm presence and departed, leaving cherished memories and a legacy of love.

Born on June 20, 1950, to the late Robert Clark Betts and Jane O’Brien Betts, Jeff's journey was interwoven with moments of joy and the gentle touch of selflessness. He is now reunited in the embrace of eternity with his parents, his grandparents and personal hero Bill O'Brien, and his sister-in-law, Jayne.

Jeff is survived by his beloved wife, Angela Marie Betts, a beacon of strength in his life. His children, Robert, Michael, and daughters-in-law Carrie Anne and Angelinda, were the heartbeats of his existence. The ties of family extended to his siblings: Paul Betts, Jacqueline DiPierro, and the late sister-in-law Jayne. His brothers-in-law, Nicholas DiPierro and Edward LaMacchia, and sister-in-law Donna LaMacchia, were not just relatives but pillars of his support and joy in his life.

In the tapestry of his family, Jeff found immeasurable joy in the laughter of his grandchildren: Miranda, Sebastian, Jaiden, Alice, Marshall, William, and Everest. Countless cousins enriched his life, forming a network of love that stretched far and wide.

We playfully teased that he had the best hair in the family, but in truth, he was the best of all of us.

His life was a melody of selflessness, a symphony of care that resonated with all who knew him. Tirelessly working multiple jobs, he ensured his son Michael's education while maintaining the warmth of home. Meals on Wheels deliveries were not just acts of service but expressions of his compassionate spirit, as was reading for an author before embarking on his literary journey.

He was an unbreakable pillar of support and advice  to his son Robert during his time in the military and the hard times afterwards.


His fishing trips with his grandsons were not merely recreational but moments of connection and love. Baiting their hooks before his own. 

Multiple stops made during his day were not inconveniences, but rather opportunities to ensure everyone's wishes were fulfilled.
These are just a few of the selfless acts Jeff did.  There are dozens he did every day.....large and small. 
Reflecting on Jeff's selfless acts prompts us to think of the countless times he brightened our lives. If you can recall one or many of these moments, hold them close. If the memories elude you, as a tribute, extend a selfless act to someone else, just as he did.

As for the lessons he wanted us to learn, Jeff's words resonate: "Try to be a good person, to treat other people as I would like to be treated. This is my faith, follow the teachings." To his grandchildren, his message was simple yet profound: "Be safe, be happy... we will always love you."

Friends and family are invited to pay their respects during the visitation on Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at  Neal Tarpley Parchman Funeral Home. A memorial service, a celebration of Jeff's life, will be held at the chapel of Neal Tarpley Parchman Funeral Home on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 11:00 AM. 


Please consider honoring Jeff's memory with a donation to Meals on Wheels, St Jude’s, or another charity of your choice. 

In the wake of this profound loss, we find solace in the enduring legacy of kindness and generosity that Jeff has left behind. Arrangements are entrusted to Neal Tarpley Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Live streaming may be viewed, and online condolences may be made at www.nealtarpleyparchman.com.

 


Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 15, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Memorial Service
Friday
February 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Video is available for this event


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