Mr. Jerry R. Jenkins, age 83, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 13, 2020 at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Born in Rutherford County, North Carolina on November 18, 1936, he was the son of the late Thomas and Pauline Farris Jenkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Roper.
A proud veteran of the United States Army, Jerry was a skilled marksman. He enjoyed tending to his flowers and photography, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He attended Catawba Heights Baptist Church in Marion.
He is survived by his wife, Nadean Barnhardt Jenkins; four children, Faith Schmitt (Tom), Keith Estes (Camille), Brenda Isenhour (Mark) and Crystal Taylor (Steve); five siblings, Rachel Jenkins, Stanley Jenkins (Merita), Randy Jenkins (Phyllis), Steve Jenkins and Janice Rhoney (Steve); Wyatt Greene, Jade Isenhour, Dillon Taylor, Holden Taylor and Marissa Estes grandchildren; and Rylan and Rosi Greene great grandchildren. Jerry is also survived by several nieces and nephews; and his special friends, Pat and Guy Davenport.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at McDowell Memorial Park with Pastor James Walker officiating. Mr. Jenkins will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service at the cemetery.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Jerry’s memory are asked to consider, The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
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Wounded Warrior Project
P.O.Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675-8517