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800 W. Jackson Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: 931-526-6384
Fax: 931-520-1858
Cecil Jernigan

Cecil Clarence Jernigan

Tuesday, October 19th, 1920 - Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Cecil Clarence Jernigan, age 98 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Signature Health Care of Putnam County.

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.
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Joseph Garces

Posted at 09:42pm
Mrs J my condolences on Cecil. I found Jeanne's memorial today and started searching the internet and found Cecil.
May God Bless you and the family.
Joe and Jean Garces

Robin Moffatt

Posted at 01:02pm
I've known Cecil and Gene for many years and they have been dear friends. They were active in First Baptist Church in Inverness, FL and we were all very sorry to see them leave us for Cookeville. Cecil was a wonderful man, kind and compassionate, very caring but quiet about it. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. My heart, love and prayers are with Gene and the family. Cecil is with his Lord and is well and happy.

Nancy keller

Posted at 09:59am
Only spending a short time with Cecil in helping to take care of him was enough to know what a special man, kind and endearing he was. The comb in his pocket for that full head of hair he had! John 5:28, 29...Rev. 21:4...hope of seeing him again and no more pain or suffering, no more death! My thoughts are with his family as they find comfort in the hope and until then then the wonderful memories of him...

Nancy Keller

David G. Griffin

Posted at 05:24pm
My sincere condolences to the Jernigan Family. I served with CMSGT Jernigan in Evereau, France
in the early 1960's. I enjoyed working with/for him. I remember him as a very dedicated person.
David G. Griffin (SSgt USAF)
Homosassa and Inverness, Florida

Ken and Margaret Klienschmidt

Posted at 05:32pm
Much love always.
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