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James W. Jernigan passed away at the age of 86 on June 16, 2018. He was born in Fayetteville, NC on November 10, 1931. He proudly served in the Army at Fort Bragg, NC. In 1960 he and his wife Hilde moved to Jacksonville Beach where he joined the fire department. He retired as Captain after 30 years of service.
He is survived by his beloved wife Hilde; his 4 children Diane, James, Nancy and Angela; his sister Shirley; and his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends for a visitation at Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home in Jacksonville Beach on Thursday June 21, 2018 from 6pm - 8pm. Following the visitation, refreshments for family and friends will be held at his home. The Interment will be held on Friday June 22, 2018 at 10am at the H. Warren Smith Cemetery Columbarium (the new section on the south side of Beach Blvd). A celebration of life with food and refreshments will follow at his home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation, Emmitsburg, MD or Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation, Jacksonville, FL.