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Robert Clayton Jernigan

Tyler, Texas

Oct 30, 1951 – Oct 11, 2020 (Age 68)


October 30, 1951
October 11, 2020
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Robert Clayton Jernigan, 68, of Tyler, Texas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 11, 2020, surrounded by family. He was born Oct. 30, 1951, in Tyler. The memorial service, officiated by his children, will be held at the Jernigan Family Cemetery at 2pm on Friday, October 16, 2020.

Bob was the rock and anchor of his family. His children were his life but his favorite role was grandfather and he was lovingly known as “Daddy Bob” to everyone. He loved to laugh, travel, and celebrate holidays surrounded by family. He was equally passionate and hard working at every job he took on.

Bob was a Pastor and humbly dedicated his life to serving and loving God. He grew up working on the Double R Ranch and continued to work in the family businesses: Jernigan Charolais Sales Management, Creative Typography, Lone Star Reality (where he was the sponsoring broker) and Business Accents, where he worked along side his wife and daughter. Bob might have been best known as the “Mac Man” and out of his knowledge of all things computers, he founded Mac and Me. He was also the executive director of Liberty Hill Community Church.

Bob was preceded in death by his father Robert L. Jernigan and his sister Suzette Jernigan. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jody Jernigan of Tyler; his mother Modena Jernigan and sister, Judy Jernigan both of Tyler; his children: Jennifer Jernigan Harvey and husband, Rick of Tyler, Elizabeth Jernigan Rosenblum and husband, Jeff of Memphis and Joshua David Jernigan and wife, Kadi of Houston. Also left to cherish his memory and continue his legacy are his grandchildren: Meagan Potter, Paxton Potter, Alex Thorpe, Slater Harvey, Maggie Rosenblum, Sadie Rosenblum, Emily Jernigan, Robert Jernigan and great-grandchild, Maverick Thorpe.  Daddy Bob was looking forward to welcoming his 9th grandchild and 2nd great-grandchild this winter.

“For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations” Psalm 100:5

Jernigan Family Cemetery (Double R Ranch)

CR 233, 1195 Jernigan Rd

Tyler, Texas 75705

*Memorials may be given to St. Jude Research Hospital. 

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My heart is so saddened by the news of Bob’s passing. He was one of the most kind, smart, helpful and devout Christian men I have ever worked with and feel very blessed to have known him. Lifting his family in prayer today and for the days to come.

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I will miss Bob Jernigan so very much. He was the kindest man ever. His Mac and Me company hosted my email and computer back-ups for 15+ years. He was always so nice to promptly and so patiently answer all my (many times ridiculous) Mac computer questions and help me solve whatever messes I had created on it. His help was a tremendous blessing to me - and my business. Altho I begged him, he would rarely send me a bill for his time, so I had to resort to guessing at how much to send...

I was honored to know Bob especially through my friendship with his mother Modena. Bob’s legacy is evident in his beautiful family. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who grieve for his loss.

My condolences to Jody and the rest of the family.

Josh I am so sorry for your loss. All my prayers are lifted for your entire family. God Bless all of you and may you find peace and comfort in your father’s journey unto our Lord and Savior.

Jody I am so sorry for your loss . Praying for the kids & grandkids & great grands All the family his Mom Modina & sister Judy will be in my prayers for peace. God Bess You All
Darilou Hardaway