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Norman "Jake" E. Jernagan

August 25, 1939 — February 23, 2018

Norman E. “Jake” Jernagan, 78, Williamsport, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. at Williamsport Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Antioch, IL on August 25, 1939, the son of Warren and Helen (Armstrong) Jernagan. Jake was a 1958 graduate of Williamsport High School. He married Martha Jane VanHook on September 27, 1969. She preceded him in death on September 30, 2011. Jake worked for Harrison Steel Casting Co. and Sewell Gas Station before serving in the U.S. Army. When he returned he worked as a mechanic for the Warren County Highway Dept. and Quaker Oats in Danville, IL before retiring in 2004. Jake was a member of the Williamsport Christian Church, Warren County Rescue, American Legion Post #259, and the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Department where he served as assistant chief for 33 years. He also loved to tinker on things in his spare time. Jake is survived by his sons, Sean Jernagan (fiancé: Denise Hogue) of West Lafayette, IN and Jared Jernagan (wife: Nicole) of Greencastle, IN; five grandchildren, Jacob, Kayce and Ella Jernagan of Williamsport and Miles and Hannah Jernagan of Greencastle; mother-in-law, Martha VanHook of West Lebanon; and siblings, Maxine Johnson of Conway, AR, Mary Shoaf (husband: Bill) of Williamsport, IN, Linda Gregory (husband: Eugene) of Williamsport, IN, and Charlene Davis of Williamsport, IN. Jake was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 2 infant brothers, and sister, Jeannine Shoaf. Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Grady Funeral Home in Williamsport, IN. Services will be there in the chapel on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Cathy McCoy officiating. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery in Williamsport with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Department.   
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Visitation

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Williamsport Chapel

, Williamsport, IN 47993

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Williamsport Chapel

, Williamsport, IN 47993

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Burial

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Highland Cemetery

, Williamsport, IN 47993

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