Rawlin Cleveland Jernigan, Sr., age 76, a McMinnville, TN resident and
Concord, TN native died April 18, 2014 at River Park Hospital following a
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, FL Dept. of Defense. He was manager for Computer Systems
and Communications at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), received
Bachelor 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 thirty-two 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, TN; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 12:00 P.M. Monday, April 21, 2014 in High’s Chapel
with Coy Hathcock and Eben Gilbert officiating.
High Funeral Home in McMinnville in charge of arrangements.