Mr. Billy Joe Jernigan, age 64 of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed from this life on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee surrounded by his loving family.
Billy Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Leon and May Helen Gunter Jernigan and one sister Linda Sue Jernigan Hayter Parham.
He is survived by his loving wife of forty-two years, Carolyn Gilbert Jernigan, four daughters, Shannon Jernigan Hill and husband Richard of Manchester, Tennessee, Dawn Jernigan of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Debra Jernigan Jennings and husband Roy of McMinnville, Tennessee, Lori Jernigan Newson and husband Anthony of Shelbyville, Tennessee, one sister Deborah Jernigan Young and husband Charlie of Herrin, Illinois, one brother, Robert L. Jernigan Jr. and wife Jackie of Ivy Bluff, Tennessee, extended family and friends, Teresa Sims, Brandy Sims Boyd, Pat and Tammy Williams, Randy “Chifey” and Diane McCormick and family, The Fanns Family, Jeffrey Nunley, nephew, Patrick Hayter, nephew Brian Parham, seven grandchildren, Whitney Jernigan, Cody Hill, Malik Jernigan, Shaleise Jernigan, Hunter Hill, Maleeah Jennings, Payton Newsom, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, and cousins also survive.
Mr. Jernigan was of the Baptist Faith. He loved fishing, Nascar, dirt track racing and Go-Carts. Billy Joe enjoyed spending time with his family, grandkids, and the fur kids, Frankie, Sassy, and Finally. He was fondly known for singing songs and changing up the words to them. Mr. Jernigan was a fun loving man and his family and friends were his life.
Funeral Services for Mr. Billy Joe Jernigan will be conducted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Danny Anderson and Robert Jernigan officiating.
Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester, Tennessee.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF BILLY JOE JERNIGAN.