Lawrence Jernigan

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 5, 2012

Lawrence JerniganServices for Lawrence Jernigan, 88, of Tool, were held Dec. 1, 2012, at the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel in Kemp with Rev. Chuck Weber of Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church of Tool officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Jernigan was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Tulsa, Okla., to Jessie Shue and Charles Jackson Jernigan and died Nov. 28, 2012, at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.
He was a devoted husband and worked as a Terminal Manager for Jones Truck Lines in Tulsa and Dallas.
Following his retirement he moved to Tool, in 1989.
He was a devoted volunteer at Lakeview Elementary School for more than 15 years and more recently, at the Cedar Creek Lake Library.
He was a member of the Texas Bluebird Society where he initiated a bluebird trail by building and maintaining nearly 100 bluebird boxes in the Tool and Seven Points area. His favorite times were spent feeding birds, camping and RVing at state and national parks and relaxing with a good book.
Remarks such as, “If I was any better I couldn’t stand it,” and “I feel so good I could go bear hunting with a switch,” brought smiles to many people. His family will miss his humor, grilling talents and the fires he built on cold winter days.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58, years, Betty Francis.
Survivors include his daughters Christy Triece and husband Steve of Longview, Pam Jernigan of Dallas, and Karen Kenefake and husband Dean of Sugarland; grandchildren Kim Scherrer and husband Jake, Becky Holden and husband Brandon, and Chris and Kurt Kenefake; great-grandchilden Anna and Jack Phoenix, Olivia Scherrer, Hudson Holden; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.