William Richard Jernigan

November 13, 1940 - February 5, 2020

11/13/1940 - 02/05/2020

Past Services

Friday February 07, 2020
11:00 am
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – William Richard Jernigan, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at his home.

A native of Bertie County, Mr. Jernigan was born on November 13, 1940 to the late William Hunter and Mildred Robertson Jernigan in Windsor, NC. Richard worked as an Inspector for NC Department of Agriculture until his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking in his workshop, being outdoors, gardening, and farming. Richard loved his family and a big heart for all animals. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Richard is survived by his two daughters, Kim Lassiter and her husband Johnnie of Winton, and Michelle Brinkley and her husband Steve of Greenville; their mother, Rachel Smith, four grandsons, John Harrell, David Harrell, Adam Brinkley and his wife Rachel, Travis Brinkley and his wife Courtney; great-granddaughter, Peyton Brinkley; sister, Ruth Jernigan Goff; nephew, Jason Fleck and wife Lori; great-nephew, Bowen; great-niece, Allie; along with his friends and pets.

Due to weather, a celebration of life service will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Garrett~Sykes Funeral Service,  Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Ricky Freeman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to PAWS of Hertford County, PO Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Jernigan family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com

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Ernie Mulder
4 years ago

I am sorry to heard that Richard has past away, my prayers are with the family, I have know Richard for many years, A good friend, straight forward in his conversation with anyone he talked with, occasionally we would run into each at bojangles or Walmart and just shot the bull. Richard will be greatly missed, may you rest in peace my friend.

florine w jones
4 years ago

Kim, I am so sorry to hear of your dad passing, I did not know him that well,but Doug always spoke highly of him..

Scott Rampona
4 years ago

Just wanted to say thank you to Richard for his generosity to his fellow outdoorsmen who shared his love of nature. All the years I’ve spent sitting in a deer stand watching the sun rise and set, just watching wildlife walk by, is because ofRichard’s kindness.

Peggy Holloman
4 years ago

Richard will be missed by many in this area. He was kind and willing to help others. Prayers for his family!

tommy overton
4 years ago

So sorry that you have lost your Father. Richard and I were friends since childhood. I will miss him!

Sarah Conner Turner
4 years ago

Richard will be greatly missed he was a kind-hearted person he always told you straight up that he like people and he sure loved animals and he loved his outdoor work he was a very kind-hearted person

Aunt Linda
4 years ago

Love and prayers to all of you! Many memories of your dad! May GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

Barbara Matthews
4 years ago

Richard was the kind of person who if he told you something it was the truth the best he knew. He will be missed by so many.

Ann B. Land
4 years ago

Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.