of West Memphis, AR
October 4, 1970 - December 15, 2020
Christopher Blaine Jarman, 50, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, in Batesville, Arkansas. He was born October 4, 1970 to Sheila Ann Jarman, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sheila Jarman; grandmother, Mary Eunice Jarman and lifelong friend and cousin, Brandon Garrott.Those left behind to cherish his memory are his aunt, Katie B. Harrison; uncle, Woody Black; and numerous cousinsChris grew up in West Memphis where he graduated from his beloved West Memphis High School "Home of the Blue Devils". Chris became a Memphis radio icon as part of the "Drake and Zeke" show and recently as a co-host of the "Danni and The Jar" morning show on 98.1 F.M. Chris had an enormous heart and adored his friends, family and many fans.He will lie in state Monday, December 21, 2020 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, 201 N Pine Street, West Memphis, Arkansas, from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM. Friends will be able to say goodbye with his classic rock recordings playing near his casket, or leave notes for his family in his guest book as well as enjoying memorabilia on display while his memorial DVD will be showing many of his classic photographs. Memorial contributions may be sent either one of two places near to Chris' heart -The Ronald McDonald House or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will be following guidelines issued by the local Department of Health and the CDC regarding COVID-19. Social distancing of at least six feet is recommended for all visitation attendees and all are required to wear masks.
To order a DVD copy of this video memorial, please contact our funeral home at 870-735-1000.
You will be missed Jarman. Loved listening to you on the radio. R.I.P.
A Memphis legend.Fly high Freebird.
My deepest sympathies and condolences. Chris was my friend for almost 3 decades I was honored to hang with him weekly this past decade at our local Neil's. I will miss him and love him always. May he swiftly be welcomed into the World to Come.
You always made me smile when I heard your voice. You truly cared about people. My son won the State Football title in Olive Branch and you were the first to congratulate them.You will truly be missed sir.
You will be greatly missed Chris . Listen to him when I lived in Memphis . My thoughts and prayer are with his family
I’ll never forget the first time we met at Zinnies or any of the times we had after that. You’re one of a kind and always brought a giant smile to my face - still do. Love you forever Jar! Love, Loftin
The Jar.The One and Only.I will forever miss my friend.
May you rest in peace my friend. There are no words.....
My fondest memory of Jarman was every time we saw each other he would say "hey Mr. Patriot...go Blue Devils". Blue Devil nation lost one of their biggest fans.
First, in the words of Chris..” Blain- no E!!” Haha... so seeing that “e” made me grin. I would like to say for him not sticking around to read my eulogy, that could be “jarma”! Chris and I grew up together ... I remember him since pics of us around age 5. We grew up we classmates, close friends & neighbors. We ran with different crowds but there was always “OUR” crowd- the friends we spent our childhood with. He’s always made time when I visited & those have been very special times. The most recent was this past February & I am blessed to have spent it with him & many others at the Tesla concert, @ none other than Graceland. He is like a brother to me, always pestering each other, and we enjoyed our arguments while only “funnin” ... he had a heart of gold. Was always genuine, and there when you needed him. As our 6th grade teacher said “Chris is late again, but it’s ok because I admire that he stops and smells the roses along the way”... I actually think he’s the sunshine that made them bloom. Selfishly, I wish we had 45 more years of shenanigans together. I’ll miss my buddy, and it’ll take time to adjust ... it seems so quiet already. However, I’m blessed to have the memories & will try to share them in stories only HALF as eloquently as he could!! Love you, “CJ!”... you really are a Superstar! 💫💙 “DJ”
Hope, faith & loveCorinthians 13.
You will be missed
I will always remember Jarman starting at Rock 103 with Tim, Bev and Bad Dog and them making him do all kinds of crap. I’ve laughed so hard over the years. His show on 98.1 the Max with Danni has been awesome. He was such a great guy and will be missed for all he did around town and on the radio.
I knew Chris Jarmin back from the day of when I first started working in radio. It was at WREC Am radio back in 1997-2000 I was a board op and would sometimes take a peak across the hall way to Rock 103 studios. Jarmin would always be very gracious and welcoming to me even though I was just a board op back in those days. I was lucky enough to meet of with Jarmin again in 2017 when I was hired on to work weekends for KIX 106. We would always pass each other in the hallways and even after all those years Jarmin still remembered my face saying "Hey brother, its great to see ya again". It was that greeting that always made feel part of the team. Jarmin was truly a nice guy and I will miss him greatly. God bless the Jarmin family
I loved your morning show, I moved to Memphis just over a year ago, and you and Danni just seemed to bring home back to me, rest well my friend, you are loved and missed
Buddy, I do not know the full story. However, you was a powerful and faithful servant here on Earth. I know your sitting on the right hand of Father Almighty and Rockin' .. you left some shoes here that could never be filled. God bless you and your Family & Friends
Jarmania, bro!! You were one of my best friends at the station! I'll never forget the things you taught me about radio and life. I'm gonna fire one up tonight for you old friend. Rest in peace.
Jarman always made everyone feel like family and he make Memphis feel like home to a transplanted Texans. May God keep his family and friend close during this time.
This is a tragic loss. Chris had a smile that lit up every room that he entered. His personality brought joy to not only those that knew him, but also his many fans that tuned to 98.1 every day. We recently communicated on FB. He commented that he considered me, Carla Duncan and Terri McFarland as his big sisters. That touched me then but even more so now. We all love you. Rest in peace my friend.
My boy, my boy. I won't be able to make it to your viewing due to having to quarantine. Thank you for all the laughs and memories. You will be missed here, but will live forever in our hearts.
It's still hard to believe you are gone. There was nothing you wouldn't do for the kids at Ronald McDonald House and that legacy will be carried on with you at the front of our minds with Bad Dog. You are already missed. Thank you for the years of laughter and love.
Jarman you had just got on to me bout my spelling and Grammer on FB. I miss spelled Grammar on purpose!! My Sis took up for me and made u apologize. You said you loved her in the end. You miss spelled Oblivious Jar and it was the last word you called me!! I’ll never forget it Jar.. Rest Easy my guy!! You will be forever missed. I loved being in the studio with you cutting my commercials. #MemphisLegend#MemphisRadioLegend ❤️❤️❤️
Jar! Hard to believe and so sad that there's no more; but how awesome you now know the great unknown. I'll never forget you telling me "the train is boring, but financially smart" Lol. Rest easy my friend. You are loved and missed!
You took pride in being a big part of bringing the West Memphis Class of 89 together for our Reunions. Your outgoing personality will always be remembered. I'm glad I made it to our last Class Reunion meeting and the homecoming tailgate event. Chris, you will truly be missed.
Oh Jarman, I’m going to miss our silly messages and running into you at K Rogers on Poplar. Rest easy my friend
Chris we had childhood memories together. I wish we could of made more. You will be missed my cousin/nephew. I really enjoyed watching you and Danni. Fly high till I see you again. Love you!!!
I only knew Chris for a few years, but he was always a pleasure to be around. He was larger than life both in precence and personality.He will be sorely missed by many😞
My deepest condolences to the family & friends of such a fun- loving guy that I’ve the pleasure of knowing since 7th grade.So proud to be an 89er w/you as our class president❣️
Gonna Miss you Jar... You left way too soon...Thanks for all the memories!! Great Man who touched many people in a Positive Way...Wrote you a poem!! You and John Re Connect and have a Blast!! Love ya!!
Rip my friend. Enjoyed the entertainment you gave us on 98.
Gone too soon Rest In Peace.
I miss you my friend. Thanks for all you did.
This is so not how this show was supposed to play out Jar! I am heartbroken..December 15th will forever mean to me, the day the music died..I’ll see you when I see you..RIP🙏💔
I remember my husband and I listening to him ,Bad Dog,and Bev on the radio. Such a sad loss. R. I. P. Jarman.
I met Chris Jarman 25+ years ago. Being from out of town I always said that I never knew “that Jarman character “, just my friend Chris. I also said a lot of other things that wouldn’t be appropriate here 😏I rarely heard him on the radio. We shared MSU victories, holidays & personal losses. Over the last few days all of our silly, giggly memories have been overwhelming. I picture your reunion with Doug as joyous!!! Be at peace my dear friend. You are loved and will be missed 😘
I too remember him announcing ‘the sexy Chris Cornell’ I always laughed because it was true. He was awesome and playlist was the best.
Chris, I know your precious Moma met you at the gate with that huge smile she always had. You were her pride and joy. Heaven gained another angel. You will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend.
Chris, a friend to all. I imagine you, Robilio and Bad Dog “up there” with your boisterous laughs, ruddy cheeks, arm-in-arm. It was always a pleasure to be over-served with you!! Gale
Chris.. you’re probably looking down from heaven up above...sending out smiles with days of sunshine and showers of LOVE ❤️ you will be deeply missed!!! Rest In Peace
Chris,My friend, I have so many words to say, but none are eloquent enough to describe the person you are. I will miss hearing you on the radio in the mornings with Danni. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, Godspeed to heavens gates and ROCK ON Dude.
I grew up Hearing this mans iconic bigger than life itself take on stuff. You will be missed. The Memphis Airwaves will never be the same. Your in Rock and Roll heaven with ole Dewey himself.
Chris you will be missed by soo...many people! You always had a smile on your face and had a way of putting one on everyone else's too. You were one of a kind and just a all around good heart and good person. We all love you so much and will miss your face, smile and laughter! Love you 😘 💔😢 Our hearts are broken but we know your in a better place❤️
We will always cherish the fact we knew Jarman and considered him as a friend. We met him through our son, Corey Osborn. Corey performed on Beale when Jarman worked at Rock 103. Sadly, Corey passed away in 2008. After that, every time we would see Jarman out he would share funny stories of times he and Corey shared. Jarman is a very special angel in heaven now. As sad as we all are to lose him, I can only envision the smile Corey had when Jarman entered the gates of heaven. We will all be together again someday. Praying for peace for all of his family and friends!
Chris - You are going to be missed so badly by your Village People. Rest In Heaven and know we will keep your memories alive everyday. Prayers to your family. Glad to call you a delightful friend thru the years. Luv You
My heart breaks.
Thanks for the laughs and memories
Chris, never met a stranger, the world would be a better place with more people like him In it.
I still remember the very first time I met you..... our mothers were friends. While they visited we went to the backyard and played on my swing set. You laid on your tummy on the swing with your arms out yelling "I'm Superman!". Dear Lord, how we picked on each other! So many memories..... and all of them magical. I'm glad you're at peace and with your mom and close friends again. You were too good for this world, Chris, and I'm happy for you that The Good Lord gave you your hard earned reward.
Chris,Thanks for all your years on radio with "Bad Dog" McCormack, Drake & Zeke, & Danni Bruns! You were "quite the man of the hour"! You will be missed by all your fans & radio friends! Thanks for all the laughs thru the years! You helped me make it thru after the "Elvis Tornado" when I didn't have power for 13 days--just my battery operated "boom box" listening to you every night playing good ole rock 'n roll! RIP, Big Jar!! GO TIGERS GO!🐅🐅🐅🐅 Prayers flowing for your family!🙏🙏🙏
Katie and Woody: You have our condolences on Chris' passing. I know he was Sheila's pride and joy.
Hey Jarman, play a Bob Dylan song.. RIP
Too soon, Jar...you left us too soon. It was an honor and a privilege to work with you, Sir, and I wish you Godspeed, that eternal rest be granted unto you, and perpetual light shine upon you.Rob Bob
I was so glad when you got on day shift so I could listen in the mornings. You made me laugh so much so many times. You will be missed so much by so many. Peace for your family and friends.
Dear Chris,I'm honored to have been your friend. Thank you for all the laughs and funny jokes that made me smile, and that cackle too. I'll miss you so very much and I'll see you again. My prayers are with the family.
Chris was great guy and a gentleman. Prayers for his family!
My prayers go out to the family, friends, and listeners of Chris Jarmam. I remember listening to him everyday back in the 90's. I don't know why but the one thing that sticks out in my head is he always would say something to the effect, "the sexy Chris Cornell" whenever he would play his music. RIP "Jar" you will be greatly missed.
Damn glad to have known ya pardner....words will never be enough to say what you meant to all of us. You touched more lives than you ever even knew....your village people will never forget you Chris... Keep on rocking brother
Every teacher at Wedlock Elementary wishes you a happy time with your mom. She was one proud mama. Rest in peace !
Going to work in the mornings will never be the same. Heavens having a party with you and Bad Dog together again. Prayers going up your family and friends. Rest In Peace Jar.
Chris,You never met a stranger. I'm in total shock at the news. So many memories of you and your mom at the games in West Memphis, you and me in the band, your wonderful personality. Radio was a perfect career for you. I am going to me our impromptu meetings and catching ups. Love you!
I would always listen to you when I was missing home. Chris, you were one of the good guys. You will be missed dearly.
You will truly be missed Chris.
Your presence will be missed.
See you on the other side old buddy.........
JARMANWE MET A FEW TIMES , SHARED A DRINK AND LAUGH, YOU AND BAD DOG MADE ME LAUGH MANY MORNINGS WHEN I DIDNT THINK I COULD GO ON. GOD SPEED BROTHER YOU WILL BE MISSED
Chris, My friend, bandmate, classmate and so much more. The radio will not be the same without you here! You touched so many lives and your personality and smile were the best of the best. Thanks for the great memories from West Memphis High School and beyond. Your legacy lives on my friend. Go Rest High on that Mountain, son your work on Earth is done. RIP
There’s so much to say about Chris, yet I have no words. You will be missed by sooo many people. Condolences for the family at this sad time. Everybody loved Chris 🙏🏻
I met Chris for the first time in the 1990's when he was working as a security guard at Graceland in the 1990's struggling to make ends meet and sleeping out of his car. Things got better for him after we met, thank the Lord. Thanks Chris, for all the laughter,
There are no words to describe how we all feel. Your absence will be felt for the rest of our lives. Our only solace in our grief is knowing you are surround by love....Mrs. Shelia is hugging her baby once more, Doug and Felix have their friend back and Bad Dog and Zeke are warming up the mics. We love you Chris.
Just like his mother. She always loved the blue devils. Plus he served like his mom. She was so proud of him.
We have both know you for years, and life will not be the same without you. I will miss sitting and talking with you. We Love you. Fly high my friend.
Sending many prayers to your family You were an awesome guy Always bringing laughter and smiles I will always remember meeting you with Drake and Zeke 3 awesome guys I call friends R. I.P. My friend
I’m so so sorry to hear this! You are already so missed! Say hello to Felix for me! Love and prayers 🙏💔😢
He is great guy and fun and talk about anything.and good he amazing guy .class of 89
In the words from a great movie, I love Chris Jarman and I want you to love him too. I thank God for allowing me to call you my friend. RIP brother, the world will never be the same without you.