John Ewing Jernigan, Sr.

October 20, 1935 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 86)


John Ewing was born October 20, 1935 to the late W.T & Castella Jernigan of Springfield, TN

On Monday, January 3, 2022 at the age of 86 our Lord and Savior saw for John Ewing to take his rest.

John Ewing accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age at Second Grove CME Church in White House, TN., where he was an active member until his passing. He served as a member of the Board of Stewardship and Trustee Board

Those who preceded him in death are his parents W.T. and Castella Jernigan, Sr., Son John Ewing Jernigan Jr., Sister Betty Bean, Sister Penny  Wilson, Sister-in-law Earnestine Barbee Brother Jack Jernigan, Brother W.T. Jernigan Jr.

He leaves to cherish his wonderful memory; Loving Wife of 65 years Mrs. Jo Ann Jernigan, 2 Sisters Shervie Holland (James) of Antioch, Dorothy Jernigan Freeman of Springfield.  1 Sister-In-Law Mrs. Barbra Jernigan.  2 Bother-In-Laws James W. Holland and John L. Barbee. Grandson John Ewing Jernigan III, Grand Daughter Lanika Jernigan. 8 Great Grand Children, Chancellor, Juwan, Jalen, Priest, Power, Jordan, Jayton, Jacob; three great grandchildren-in-laws, Lakeya, Jaliyah, and Lynzariah; 1 great-great grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and patrons in the community. 

He was entrepreneur at a very young age having a janitorial service and courier service that served the greater Nashville area.  He also operated Ewing’s Restaurant with his loving wife, which served the Springfield community with hot fish sandwiches, warm smiles and good conversation for 37 years.  John Ewing loved helping people and sharing his wisdom with whomever came into the restaurant.  He would always greet everyone as Brother or Sister, he thought that it would teach them to love and care for each other.   When not working he tended to his favorite hobby of all, which was attending church and gospel singings.  His dearest thing to his heart outside of his loving wife whom he would refer to as (Honey) were his love for his grandchildren, of which he was forever proud and he showed them with his love and guidance.  He loved his entire family and as most in the family knew, if you need to find out who someone was or where they were, call John Ewing. He would know and tell you the family history and most times take you to see them. Most of all he loved everyone who came into his restaurant within the community and those who came back home from out of town.  He enjoyed seeing their face and having meaningful conversations.

Homegoing services were held Sunday, January 9, 2022 with Pastor Dr. Claire Jasper-Crafter officiating and Reverend Randy K. Taylor delivering the eulogy. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Second Grove CME Church. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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January 9, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Robertson County Funeral Home
2201 Memorial Blvd
Springfield, TN 37172

Funeral Service
January 9, 2022

1:00 PM
Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Dickerson Rd
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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