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For 11 years, I served as pastor of the Central Baptist Church in Gainesville during which time I came to know officer Art Jetton. He came to be one of my dearest friends. I knew his dear mother, Bobbie, and his stepfather, Roy Ledford, who taught me how to carve.
Art was a gentleman, a clean-cut type of man and one who brought pleasure to many in being willing to give assistance to all in need. In those days, so long ago, he shared with me his dreams of founding a dive team. Dreams which apparently met with great success.
Knowing Art Jetton greatly blessed my life and I'm sure many others as well.
Thank you for your fine articles of his passing.
When I think of Gainesville, I have often thought of Art Jetton as a glowing example of a fine Christian gentleman who was a friend to all.
Dr. Harold Green
Lake Butter, Fla.