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Rawlin Cleveland Jernigan Sr., 76
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Rawlin Cleveland Jernigan Sr., 76, a McMinnville resident and Concord native died April 18 at River Park Hospital following a brief illness.
He was the son of the late Roy C. and Nettie McClaran Jernigan and member of Westwood Church of Christ.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Mary Katherine Couser, great-grandson, Hayden Colton Wilcher and mother of children, Jo Jernigan.
Mr. Jernigan was employed with the Department of Defense (Air Force Command at AEDC and Naval Sea System Command, Dehlgren, Virginia) and Martin Marietta, Orlando, Fla., Dept. of Defense. He was manager for Computer Systems and Communications at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), received bachlor of science in electrical engineering at Tennessee Technological University and master of science at Middle Tennessee State University, member of the honor society PHI KAPPA PHI.  While working 32 years with the government he was given the opportunity to preach and work with the following churches of Christ: full-time mission work for two years in Germany, Fredericksburg, Va., for seven years, Russian Mission work (Kiev one month) and jail ministry Central Church of Christ for seven years.
Mr. Jernigan was the loving father of five children, Rawlin Cleveland Jernigan Jr., Jan Jernigan Wilcher, Jill Jernigan Ferrell, Paul Randall Jernigan and Timothy Allen Jernigan and wife, Brittany, all of McMinnville. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Chad Wilcher, Connor Jernigan, Wyatt Ferrell, Zachary Jernigan, Xander Lee and Dayton Jernigan; one great-grandchild, Dalton Wilcher; brother, Bobby Jernigan of Tullahoma and sister, Dolores Reep of McMinnville, special niece, Marliene Gipson of Lewisburg; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at noon Monday in High’s Chapel with Coy Hathcock and Eben Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow at Cothran Cemetery in Unionville. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. Monday until time of service at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 20, 2014