Alexander Tunnel Jennette, Jr. ’55

Alexander Tunnel Jennette, Jr. ’55, Lt. Col. U.S. Army (retired), a resident of Washington, N.C., died Aug. 17 at the Beaufort County Medical Center. Jennette was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 1, 1933, to the late Alexander T. Jennette, Sr., DDS and the late Mary MacLean Jennette. On Dec. 20, 1955, he married Ann Marie Winslow, who survives. He attended Davidson and graduated in 1955 from UNC, where he received his B.A. in chemistry. He then went on to receive a master’s degree in history from East Carolina University. Jennette proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. His 23 years of service included two tours of duty in Vietnam, Korea, and other stateside assignments. He retired in June of 1978. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service award, both with oak leaf clusters, among other commendations. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed playing golf. Survivors include his wife Ann, 1102 Summit Ave., Washington, NC 27889; two daughters, Ann Jennette Tallo (Robert) and Elizabeth Jennette Beaton (James); one son, Alexander T. Jennette III (Carla); seven grandchildren, Lee Spilman (fiancée Kimberly Argudin), John Spilman, Mary Lindsay James, William James, Kathryn Jennette, Laura Jennette, and Katherine Beaton; one sister, Annetta Jennette Howell (Charles); and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Duart Jennette Johnston.