POMPTON PLAINS -- Henry â€œHankâ€ Jenkins, 86, of Pompton Plains, formerly of Denville, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Hank was born in Morristown and lived in Sparta for 47 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He worked for 36 years for the Prudential Insurance Co., retiring in 1993. He was past master (1963) of Mountain Lakes Lodge #258 of the F&AM. He was a former member of the Denville and Newton Rotary clubs and was a former president of Beach #4 at Lake Mohawk. Hank was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department in Denville, where he served as chief in 1961. He was active in the Denville sports community for many years. He obtained his private pilotâ€™s license at the age of 70. Hank is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Betty (nee Liermann) Jenkins; daughter Kathleen Paxton and her husband, Robert; son Richard and his wife, Ann, and son Kevin and his wife Susan; brother Robert Jenkins and his wife, Helen; and sister Dolores Jenkins. He is also survived by grandchildren: Robert III, Marisa and Brett Paxton; Angela, Katie, Lisa and Alan Jenkins; Megan and Daniel Jenkins; and seven loving great-grandchildren. Friends may call Monday, July 22, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta. A funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Please make a donation to St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., Memphis, TN 38105.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on July 21, 2013