Cecil Clarence Jernigan, age 98 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Signature Health Care of Putnam County.
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He was born Tuesday, October 19, 1920 in Tunnel Springs, Alabama. He was the son of the late John and Betty (Rikard) Jernigan.
Mr. Jernigan was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and friend. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cookeville. Mr. Jernigan was retired from the United States Air Force and served during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He never met a stranger and was a great neighbor.
He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Genevieve (Hunt) Jernigan of Cookeville, TN.
2 Daughters and Son-in-law:
Carra and Mike McNelly of Cookeville, TN
Jeanne and John Prather (Deceased)
1 Son and Daughter-in-law:
David and Mary Jernigan of Asheville, NC
6 Grandchildren :
Sara and (Husband) Brian Agne, Erin Jernigan, Elizabeth McNelly, Adam Jernigan, Annie McNelly, Cynthia Garrett,
4 Great Grandchildren:
Hayden, Hannah, Kayden, and Cassian
Funeral services for Mr. Jernigan will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2019 beginning at 12:00 PM from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Stone officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cookeville Rescue Mission, Heart of the Cumberland, and Operation Christmas Child.