Bill Jernigan

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Bill Jernigan Bill Jernigan, 82, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at BSA Hospice in Amarillo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, in Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel. Interment will follow in Plainview Cemetery under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Jernigan was born on Jan. 9, 1932, to Joel and Ila Menasco Jernigan in Wichita Falls, Texas. He married Evelyn Burch on Feb. 9, 1955, in Clovis N.M. Mr. Jernigan was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a medic in the Korean War. He graduated from barber school in 1959. Mr. Jernigan was a truck driver most of his working years. He was a loving husband and father who expressed his love for his family in many unselfish ways. He always tried to teach everybody something, whether great or small. Mr. Jernigan is survived by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn Jernigan of Plainview; his daughter Lisa Jernigan Graham and husband Kenneth of Amarillo; his son Eric Jernigan and wife Cindy of Afton; two brothers, Clif Jernigan and wife Nelda of Plainview and Shannon Jernigan and wife Elsa of El Paso; three sisters Matline Chumley of El Paso, Sue Skinner of Owasso, Okla., and Tamsey Schlegel of Archer City; two grandsons Grayson Graham and Jordan Jernigan and two step-grandchildren April Fortenberry and Michael Fortenberry. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Robert and Leo Jernigan and one sister Mae Menasco. Condolences may be made at


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Published in Plainview Daily Herald from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2014
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