James Jarnigan

September 30, 1933June 20, 2018

James Chester Jarnigan, age 84, of New Tazewell TN, formerly of Germantown OH; was born September 30, 1933 and passed away on June 20, 2018. James was preceded in death by his parents Will and Cecil Jarnigan, brothers Charles Jarnigan and Johnny Jarnigan, infant sister, grandson Dustin Jarnigan and wife Betty (McAnally) Jarnigan. He is survived by his sons: Chester (Diane) Jarnigan of Thorn Hill, TN; Dennis (Patsy) Jarnigan of Franklin, OH; Terry (Linda) Jarnigan of Franklin OH; and Douglas (Debbie) Jarnigan of Franklin OH. Eight grandchildren. Nineteen great grandchildren. One great great grandchild. Siblings: Pauline (Ray) Woolridge of Morristown TN; Roy (Imogene) Jarnigan of Thorn Hill TN; Kay Williams of Tazewell TN; Bryant (Polly) of Morristown TN; Mary Baker of Tazewell TN; Jerry Jarnigan of Knoxville TN. The family will receive friends Friday June 22nd from 7 until 9 PM at Coffey Funeral Home in New Tazewell TN. A funeral service will be held in Ohio at a later date. Burial will be in Germantown Cemetery.


  • Visitation Friday, June 22, 2018

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Missy Bates

June 22, 2018

I remember papaw always wearing bib overalls riding the old tractor plowing the garden. Working in the barn making lawn chairs. Picking us grand kids up every Friday on his way from work. Love u lots. Hug & kisses.

Betina Baessler (Jarnigan)

June 22, 2018

I will always remember Papaw for just sitting in the room, smiling, listening to everyone chat away. He was always smiling and he gave the best hugs. I love you, Papaw.

Margaret Seals Bull

June 21, 2018

To all of James' family: May the peace and love of God be with each of you during this time of grief. With deepest sympathy, Margaret Seals Bull and family.