Kenneth Eugene Jernigan • July 26, 2019

Kenneth Jernigan, age 84, peacefully passed away on July 26th, after a period of declining health. Surviving Ken is his wife of 66 years, Etheleene Jernigan. Also surviving are two sons, Donald and Steven Jernigan, and a daughter Diane Lowery. Two brothers Raymond and Reggie Jernigan also survive.

Preceding Ken in death are his parents Pearce and Essie Jernigan, two sisters Ethel Jernigan and Essie Epperson, a daughter Cynthia Gail Luke, and a grandson Jesse Eugene Luke.

Ken was blessed with 7 grandkids of which 6 survive; Jason, Phillip, Melissa, Chris, April, and Christy as well as 13 great grandchildren all of whom he loved dearly.

Ken always called Pensacola home. He was born here in 1934 when Pensacola was a much smaller coastal town noted for its fishing, shipping, and training of naval aviators. Ken loved fishing for much of his life. There were many stories about these adventures that were shared with his family. Ken’s career was in finance where he was greatly respected and helped many in financial need. His bond with family has always been strong. Ken loved more than anything his grandkids and great grandkids. His face would light with joy when in the presence of these special little ones. Ken was of the Christian faith and is today celebrating his arrival with our Lord and Savior. Many thanks to the staff of Bayside Health and Rehabilitation, who cared for Ken in his final months.

Family will hold a visitation on Monday evening between the hours of 6 to 8 PM with funeral services and burial to follow Tuesday morning at 10AM. Visitation, Services, and final internment will be at Pensacola Memorial Gardens located at 7433 Pine Forest Road.

  1. Bubba Humphries says:

    I never met Mr Jernigan but I had the pleasure of working with his Don for many years and are still friends with him and his Mama today. I pray God will give the family comfort while you grieve. Don is the consummate Gentlemen and that certainly reflects how he was raised. He is a wonderful place now and will look down on you with joy! He is at peace.

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