Carrol Harvey Jernigan

Carrol Harvey Jernigan, 77 of Tenaha, TX passed away Saturday January 9th in Nacogdoches Tx due to Covid 19.


A Private Family Memorial Service will be held on January 25th at 6:30pm at Haslem Baptist Church in Joaquin, TX due to his wishes of cremation.

Carrol retired from his job at Tipton Ford Nacogdoches, TX of over 30 years and moved to the Logansport, La / Joaquin, TX area to be close to his children. Carrol spent time working and helping his children and grandchildren with multiple business ventures. Carrol was a member of The Corrigan Masonic Lodge #1103 in Corrigan, TX, He was also a member of FBC Haslem in Joaquin, TX where he was active for years with the food pantry and multiple other areas in the Church.

Carrol met his best friend and prayer partner of 15 years Mrs. Johnnie Bass at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Stanley, La. They spent the last 15 years running trot lines, hunting and taking care of each other. Carrol was his happiest frying fish for family and friends. They made their home for the last 5 years in Tenaha, TX. You could find Carrol working on the Farm with Tommy & Jan or
with Carl building shelves, porches or anything that needed done. There wasn’t much that Carrol couldn’t do.

Carrol believed in the Lord and knew that he would join him when his time was done on earth. At Family gatherings everyone always joked about his long prayers before meals. He wanted his family to know how much God meant and how important it was to thank him for family and time together. Carrol loved reading and studying his Bible.

He is survived by his partner, Mrs. Johnnie Bass of Tenaha, TX; Son, Carl Jernigan and
wife Vickie of Tenaha, TX; Daughters, Jan Rinkle and husband Tommy of Tenaha, TX,
Diane Pitts and husband Tony of Logansport, La, Kaye Bossier and husband Donny of
Logansport, La.

Grandchildren; Heather Harbison, Jennifer Forrest, Jessica Tompkins, Jacob Pitts,
James Pitts, Juliane Pitts, Joshua Jernigan, Lauren Smith, Zachary Bossier and Morgan
Watson. 12 great grandchildren and 3 that will be born this year.

Sisters; Letha Mae Watson of Conroe, TX and Margaret Nell Burlin and husband Robert of
Humble, TX: Numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

Carrol is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Florene Jernigan, Daughter,
Shannon Jernigan; Sisters Catherine Puntch and husband John, Patsy Morrison and
husband Charles, Corene Jernigan.

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