Zachary Tyler Jernigan

Zachary Tyler Jernigan

Zachary Tyler Jernigan

November 03, 1980~January 21, 2023

Zachary Tyler Jernigan 42, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023.

Zac was born on November 3, 1980, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida to John and Kay Jernigan.

Zac grew up in Crestview, Florida.  He was a 1999 graduate of Crestview High School.

At an early age, Zac loved sports, he played baseball, football and golf. His parents were very proud of all his achievements, they attended every game cheering him on.

Having two sons of his own, Zac would play ball with them in the yard, go fishing, whittling sticks with Lucas on the front porch and many bonfires. Zac loved the boys wholeheartedly and was extremely proud of their accomplishments in school and baseball.

Zac truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; hanging out with family and friends, going to the river, trail riding and being a Dad. He was loved and will be missed by all.

Zac is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Emmett and Ada Jernigan, his maternal grandparents, Nathan and Martha Jo Lord.

Zac is survived by his parents, John and Kay Jernigan, his two sons, Jace Dean Jernigan and Lucas Tyler Jernigan, his two brothers, Jeremy Nathan Jernigan and Robert Clayton Jernigan, his two nieces, Alyssa Stewart and Aleigh Jernigan and his nephew, Gage Jernigan.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, January 30, 2023 from 4pm – 6 pm at the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service.

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Gathering of Family & Friends

Brackney Funeral Service Chapel

  • January 30, 2023
  • 4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
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  • 480 East James Lee Blvd.
    Crestview , Florida 32539
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Danny and Debbie Bowden

January 26, 2023, 9:53 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of Zac. All of thr family is in our prayers.

Holly B Smith

January 26, 2023, 10:36 pm

The Smith’s send our Love and Prayers

Christina Decker (Chrissy Carson)

January 27, 2023, 5:56 am

My deepest condolences to your family. May the loving memories of Zac comfort you all during this difficult time.

Bobby & Linda Wiley

January 28, 2023, 3:04 am

We send our love and condolences to all of you. Zach will always be loved in our memories. We know your hearts are broken. We love you!

Jennifer Gaines

January 28, 2023, 8:14 pm

My sincerest condolences for your family during this difficult time. He will be missed.
Jennifer Odom-Gaines

Paula Kerns Cosand

January 30, 2023, 1:46 am

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Zach’s family and friends.

Melissa Carroll McClellan

January 30, 2023, 1:49 am

Rest Easy Zac….gonna miss you man…. 😇 ❤️ 💔

Good and sweet man right there….God sure has a good one now.

Prayers for Mr John and Mrs Kay and Nat and family….

Debbie Anderson

January 31, 2023, 2:34 am

Johnny, Kay and Nat,
We are thinking of you all and are broken hearted for you.
May God comfort you and may you also take comfort in all the friends that love the Jernigans and memories enjoyed
with Zac through the years.
You family is special to our family! We love you!
Gary and Debbie Anderson

Kyle Kloes

February 1, 2023, 4:12 pm

Condolences to his family and parents! May God give you peace during this time. Zac was a good friend growing up together in the same neighborhood, always had a great smile and friendly to all people.

Kaye Mikell

February 7, 2023, 7:14 pm

Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. May God be with you.

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