Sgt. Peter Joshua Jernigan, 32 passed away unexpectedly at his home Friday December 30th, 2016.
Having served honorably, he recently completed his service as a Light Armored Vehicle Repairer of eight years with the United States Marine Corps.
‘Josh’ was incredibly intelligent, strong, brave, loving, and generous. He was the definition of a true gentleman and was always willing to help those in need. Josh was always able to fix anything mechanical or computer-related, which carried over into his passion for cars and video games. Most who knew Josh, will remember him for his big warm hugs.
Josh leaves behind his Wife, Jessica Beltran, Maternal Grandmother, Marie Chaffee, Father, George Alton Jernigan Jr., Mother, Theresa Ann Walker-Keegan, Brother and fellow Marine, George Alton Jernigan III, Brother, Terald Leon Jernigan, Brother and fellow Marine, Daniel Jay Malcomb Jernigan and Nephew, Terald James Jernigan.
Sgt. Peter Joshua Jernigan served honorably in the Global War on Terrorism via the Iraqi War Campaign in Al Anbar Providence.
Sgt. Jernigan served as a 2147 with 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Sgt. Jernigan was the recipient of the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (2), Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2), Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Rifle Expert Badge (Third Award), and Pistol Marksmanship Badge.
Sgt. Jernigan separated from the Corps after having served in his last attachment with I&I, 4th LARBN, aboard US Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard with Pastor Ben Hall, officiating.
Ceremonial attendance and support is requested for the behalf of the family from fellow Marine’s, and other active duty, veteran and supporting person’s.
A reception and time of visitation with his family will follow at the American Legion Post, 626 South 3rd St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034