Norman Bryce Jernigan, 82, of McMinnville passed from this life Wednesday, June 20, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.
Norman was born Friday, Oct. 25, 1935 in Manchester, the son of the late Aubrey Jernigan and the late Pauline Parker Jernigan. He was a member of Central Church of Christ and a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.
Norman is survived by his wife of 62 years Mary Louise Wilson Jernigan, daughter Karen Jernigan Peppers, grandson Brandon Bryce Beard, granddaughter Briana Nicole Jackson, great-granddaughter Henlee Briar Jackson, sister-in-law - Brenda Wilson, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, Norman was preceded in death by six brothers Aubrey Lamont Jernigan, Charles Edwin Jernigan, Jerry Donald Jernigan, Harold David Jernigan, Thurman Lee Jernigan, and Eric Leighton Jernigan, three sisters Geneva Ruth Elrod, Shirley Marlene Lytle, and Betty Carolyn Jernigan, and his in-laws Sterling Brown Wilson, and Janie M. Wilson.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home with Ben Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at Unity Cemetery. Veteran honors will be performed by the American Legion Post 173 and VFW Post 5064.The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and again Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home, 415 North Chancery Street.
Online condolences may be made at gardensofmemoryfuneralhome.com.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 22, 2018