GREENVILLE, KY., Jimmy Dale Jernigan, 68, of Greenville passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Owensboro Regional Hospital in Owensboro after a sudden illness. He was born in Muhlenberg County on September 9, 1952 the son of Gene Jernigan and Mary Catherine Rodgers Jernigan.
He was a UMWA coal miner working for Peabody Coal Mines for 38 years before his retirement.
Jimmy was of the Baptist faith and he loved his mules and wagons. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He never met a stranger and always had a story to tell. Jimmy and Judy have enjoyed driving many miles with their mules and wagon and made lifelong friends along the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law Donnie Watkins.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years Judy Chandler Jernigan of Greenville, 2 daughters Denise Jernigan of Greenville, Jill Jernigan (Steve) of Greenville, 7 grandchildren Halie (Donald) Alford, Kristin Peters (Levi), Keelee Cain (Josh), Courtnee Crick (Levi), Brance Cain (Tamara), Sidney Peters (Jacob), and Christopher Cundiff, 5 great grandchildren Lacie, Kaydence, Rhett, Koleson, Timber, 2 brothers Roger Jernigan of Greenville, George Jernigan of Ashland City, TN., 1 sister JoAnn Sweeney of Greenville, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville and from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Gary’s.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY with Rev. Ricky Peterson and Rev. J.W. Haire officiating. Burial will follow in Jernigan Family Cemetery in Greenville.
All family and friends attending either visitation or funeral will be required to wear a face covering and observe social distancing.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net