William John Jernigan, of Niles

Published 9:41 am Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Oct. 17, 1946 — Jan. 10, 2016

William John Jernigan, 69, of Niles, passed away at home on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016.

William John Jernigan

William John Jernigan

Bill was born on Oct. 17, 1946, to the late William and Helen (Stuart) Jernigan in South Bend, Indiana. Bill worked as a machine operator and mechanic for several years; he was also an avid gun collector.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William John Jernigan and Helen May Long; son, Jacob Jernigan; and several brothers and sisters.

Bill is survived by his children, Billie (David) Folwer of Niles and William “Gus” (Debbie) Jernigan of Niles; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; twin sister, Martha Riggs; brothers Robert “Bobby” Jernigan, Kenton Chapman, Stanley Chapman and David Chapman.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes he has been cremated and his family will be remembering him privately.

Those wishing to leave a message for the family or upload a photo of Bill may do so, on our website, at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com or on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BrownFuneralHomeNiles.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Niles.