He was born Nov. 17, 1948, in Rabun County to the late Elcaney and Viola Burrell Jenkins. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War. He was of the Church of God faith.
Survivors include: his wife Marilyn Kell Jenkins of Clayton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jason and Dusti Jenkins and Thomas Jenkins, all of Lakemont; two brothers, Gordon Jenkins and Bobby Jenkins, both of Dillard; a sister, Elizabeth Bingham of Mountain City; three grandchildren, Savannah, Jacob and Liliana Jenkins, all of Lakemont; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Newman Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Kilby and layman Lloyd Hunter officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.
The Clayton Tribune, May 3, 2012