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Billy “Bill” Ray Jernigan Memorial
Billy “Bill” Ray Jernigan Memorial

Billy “Bill” Ray Jernigan

Billy “Bill” Ray Jernigan

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Billy “Bill” Ray Jernigan, age 58, passed away July 16, 2021.  He was born January 31, 1963 in Burien, Washington to Hugh Lee and Joyce Ann (Barker) Jernigan.

Bill followed in his parents’ footsteps and shared a passion for gardening; he went on to own and operated North End Lawn Care in Everett for over 25 years.  Bill was a member of the Street Freak Kruzrs Car Club and enjoyed driving and showing his red 1969 Ford Ranchero GT.  He was a professional photographer and enjoyed taking photos of family and friends, and especially photographing car shows, and his beloved Electric Pin Up Dolls.

Bill is survived by his mother, Joyce Ann Jernigan; siblings, Janice (Robert) Rutledge, Judy (Todd) Olson, Ronnie Jernigan, Brian (Tammy) Jernigan, Joseph (Tracy) Jernigan and Mary (Myles) Berge; numerous nieces and nephews and his much-loved dog, Bruce Lee.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Lee Jernigan; brother, Edward “Buddy” Jernigan.

Bill’s final resting place will be with his father at the Darrington Municipal Cemetery, Darrington, WA.  Share your memories of Bill and sign the online guest register.


  • Christopher Guthrie

    Uncle Bill, You were a great uncle. You were always about the kids. When we were kids always walking us down to Virginia market to get penny candy. I always remember when you would be out in your room and grandma would call you on the intercom that dinner was ready and you wouldn’t come in right away and grandma would call again and I remember your voice kind of high pitched saying mom!!! You were always a character 😊 And I remember you working your but off with grandpa you guys had each other kept each other going. Say hi to grandpa for us. We love you may you rest in peace until we see each other again.

  • Joyce Dorris

    Bill was my favorite photographer n friend. Cheyenne n I stayed at his house so we could drive around n take pictures. I’ve lost my best friend, we’d spend hours talking on the phone or texting. Several times I’ve went to call Bill only to stop myself knowing he wasn’t there. I’ll always have a place in my heart for you n know you’re out of pain. RIP BILL, see you on the other side. Enjoy taking pictures…..❤️🌹❤️

  • Quinton Tanner

    Bill was always quiet and kind, I loved being with the family and always enjoyed the talks. I was recalling all the car shows that I had been to and yep there was Bill with that big smile. My deepest sympathy, love and prayers

  • Terrie Poldervart

    I was Bill’s caregiver for a very short time I really enjoyed him he was a very talented kind person he will be missed