Marvin Jernigan, 88
NEWTON GROVE —Mr. Marvin Jernigan, 88, died July 4, 2014.
Mr. Jernigan grew up on the family farm in the Westbrook township, his parents were the late, Rassie and Nancy E. Jernigan.
During WWII, he joined the civil service and worked as a mechanic at Fort Bragg. Mr. Jernigan was proud of his work history in the car business-dealerships he worked for McArthur Buick Co., Rose Buick Co. and TPL Motor Co., as a salesman for many years. During this time, he was an elected constable serving the Westbrook township. Later he proudly, served as a Deputy Sheriff for the late sheriff, Graham Butler. Then for a short time, he was a security officer for the N.C. Justice Academy before owning and operating Marvin's used Cars. After retiring, Mr Jernigan's hobbies were restoring old tractors, working in his garden and meeting friends for breakfast every morning.
Mr. Jernigan is survived by his wife, Allison Britt Jernigan; daughter, Sandra J. Pope of Clinton; grandchildren, Sherry Sinclair, MD and husband, Scott Holderness of Raleigh, and Tammy Smith and husband, Charles Smith of Clinton; great grandchildren, Katherine and Elizabeth Holderness, Terry Smith and wife, Cherish Smith, and Amanda Underwood and husband, Sam Underwood; great-great grandchildren Maddison Vann, Nelson Vann, Dawson Smith, Drake Smith, Davis Smith and Zoie Underwood; and a sister, Hazel Politis of Clinton.
Mr. Jernigan was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Wendy Sinclair; and a grandson, Terry Pope; and two brothers, Euland Jernigan and J. M. Jernigan.
The funeral will be held Monday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at Roanoke Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kevin Blackmon officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Cemetery, Clinton.
The family will receive friends, Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at West and Dunn Funeral Home, Newton Grove.