(Nov. 30, 2012)
J.R. Jenkins of Sweetwater, passed
away at 4:44 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30, at Woods Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Tellico Masonic
Lodg #80 and a veteran of World War II.
He was 86.
Preceded in death by: sons, Johnny R. Jenkins and David Alan Jenkins; parents,
Rev. Johnny R. and Emma Headrick Jenkins; sisters, Agnes Stephens, Virgie Moses, Edna Miles, Bertha
Craze, Ethyl Webb, Esther (Bee) Giles, Josephine Crowder and Geraldine Hayes; and brothers, Ott,
Ruell, Sylvan and Fred Jenkins.
Survivors include: wife of 67 years-Jo
Granddaughter and spouse-Christina and Erik White;
Grandson and spouse-Rusty and Crystal Jenkins;
Great-granddaughters-Kaylee Jenkins and Sofia White;
Several nieces and nephews.
Graveside and interment
will be 3:30 p.m., Sunday, in Haven Hill Memorial Gardens with military service provided by VFW
Post #5156 and DAV #93. Masonic service will be 3 p.m. provided by Tellico Masonic Lodge #80.
Family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m., before service. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home Madisonville,
in charge of arrangements.