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REMEMBERING "skeet"

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER (Sunday, Aug. 9) -- Charles Jernigan, more commonly known as “Skeet,” can ask his maker questions he was asking himself.

“I think when I get to heaven I’m going to ask the Lord, ‘Why did I follow these kids all over?’” Jernigan told the Marshall News Messenger in an article published in 2019. “Why did I care for these kids so much? Why did I sit out in the hot sun? Why did I do all this?’ Sometimes I don’t even know but even when I’m sick, I have to support these kids. Every coach Marshall has had, I’ve tried to be their right-hand man. I try to tell them things that nobody else is going to tell them. I try to tell them when a kid is falling and needs help. I really try to keep up with what our kids are doing. Some of the kids come from bad environments and I try to let the coaches know that this kid is really struggling. I don’t know why but I just do it. I love these kids.’”

On Monday, Aug. 3, Jernigan, known for being the biggest fan and supporter of the Marshall Mavericks died and went home to be with his maker.

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