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James "Jim" Robert Jenkins

March 19, 1929 February 2, 2018
James "Jim" Robert Jenkins
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Obituary for James "Jim" Robert Jenkins

Mr. James Robert “Jim” Jenkins, age 88 of Wilkesboro, passed away Friday, February 02, 2018 at Wake Forest Baptist Health- Wilkes Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Wilkesboro Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Hefner and Rev. Alfred E. Andrews, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 Wednesday evening at Reins Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Jenkins was born March 19, 1929 in Sylvester Georgia to John William Jenkins and Lillie Mae Ingram Jenkins. He was retired from Holly Farms Poultry where he served as a Vice President, Live Production. Mr. Jenkins was an active member and past deacon of Wilkesboro Baptist Church and a past member of the Wilkesboro Town Council. Jim enjoyed the outdoors, whether it be walking the mountains or the shore. He always had a keen eye for flora and fauna which he readily shared with his children and grandchildren. Jim was also a skilled woodworker, frequently making furniture and art for his and his family’s homes.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; Nancy Brown Jenkins.

He is survived by two daughters; Nancy Jo Jenkins Sims and husband Gerald of Fort Mill, SC and Rebecca Weatherford and husband Ken of Cumming, GA, three sons; Michael John Jenkins of Wilkesboro, Robert Thomas Jenkins and wife Lynette of Pleasant Hill, CA and William Asa Jenkins of Chesapeake VA, seven grandchildren; Beverly Schluter, Barbara Yancey, Bethany Jenkins, Kenneth Sims, Hannah Dewey, Mackenzie Weatherford, James Michael Jenkins, two great grandchildren, a sister; Marjorie Tanner of Sylvester, GA and a brother; William Jenkins and wife Melba of Lawrenceville GA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilkesboro Baptist Church, P.O. Box 61, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 or Blue Ridge Conservancy, P.O. Box 568, Boone NC 28607.

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1:00 PM 2/8/2018 1:00:00 PM
Wilkesboro Baptist Church

Wilkesboro, NC

Wilkesboro Baptist Church
Wilkesboro NC

Cemetery Details


Mountlawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

Hwy 18 North
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Hwy 18 North North Wilkesboro 28659 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Blue Ridge Conservancy

PO Box 568
Boone, NC 28607

Wilkesboro Baptist Church

Wilkesboro, NC

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