Walter E. Jernigan

Published 8:18 pm Friday, January 27, 2012

January 26, 2012

SUFFOLK — Walter E. Jernigan, 82, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Sentara Obici Hospital. He is predeceased by his parents, Gertrude J. and Charles L. Jernigan; and stepbrothers, Charles L. Jernigan Jr. and B. Frank Jernigan.

He is survived by a niece, Patricia J. Bristow and husband, James; a great-niece, Elizabeth B. Simpkins and husband, Benny, and their children, Katelyn and Hunter Simpkins.

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A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, in Newman Memorial Cemetery, Oakland Christian Church, 5641 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, Va., by the Rev. Tony R. Peaks. R.W. Baker & Co Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA 23434 is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Open Door Church, 816 Kings Fork Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be made at