Byron Dwain Jernigan

Byron Dwain Jernigan, 81, of Waco, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019.

Byron was born September 16, 1938, to Wilmer and Audrey Jernigan, in Jacksonville, Texas.  He loved being outdoors and being in the mountains.  Byron took his first trip to Alaska in 1975, since then, he went back more than 20 times.  He also went Bull Elk hunting in New Mexico, Antelope hunting in Wyoming and New Mexico, and Red Stag hunting in New Zealand.

He worked for Warren Taxidermy in Waco.  In 1969, he opened Jernigan Taxidermy, and enjoyed working right up to his last days.

Byron was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his daughters, Candy Cook and husband Bill and Ginger Whitley and husband, Billy; brother, Gene Jernigan; and 3 grandchildren.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to the staff at Providence Hospice, and also to all of the friends and staff at Harold Waite’s Coffee Shop.

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Condolence Messages

  1. The Boyko Family

    Keeping the family in our prayers. Love you guys!

  2. Arthur W Garland

    Sorry to hear. I knew Byron for over 40 years through his taxidermy shop. He was always there, always friendly. I’ll miss him and his great work. RIP.

  3. Velinda V. Moody

    Candy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that God will ease your pain. I know that your dad and your mom are now reunited and are shining down on you all. May his memory be eternal. Velinda Moody

  4. My condolences Candy, I have known Byron most my life, he and my dad were friends they met working at Warren’s many years ago, sorry for your loss.

  5. Rosemary Richards

    I graduated fro. Jacksonville high school with Byron. I remember him as a kind gentle soul.

  6. Our condolences to each of you from Mr. Jernigan’s friends at Richards…we miss him

  7. Candy I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. As you know, I have known you and Byron my whole life and Byron mounted all of my trophies in my office and home over the years. I considered Byron my friend and I had the pleasure of hunting with him a few times. Please accept my most sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family.

    Brian Howell

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