Jenkins, Sr. SARDIS, Ga. - Bobby C. Jenkins, Sr., 69 years old, entered into the glorious presence of God on Thursday, September 22, 2016. He was born on December 9, 1946, in Jenkins County, GA and was a lifelong resident of Sardis, GA. He had an early career in Law Enforcement and retired from International Paper after 33 years of service. Bobby is preceded in death by his parents, Harry T. and Fannie E. Jenkins; one brother, Harry T. Jenkins, Jr.; two sisters, Carolyn Hamilton and Patsy Kulju. He is survived by Barbara, his devoted wife of 41 years; two daughters, Alicia (Bobby) Gully of Sylvania, GA, and Rhonda (Jerry) Fry of North Augusta, SC.; two sons, Bobby C. Jenkins, Jr. (Sandy) of Sardis, GA, and Doug Jenkins (Lynn) of Hephzibah, GA; 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jimmy W. Jenkins of Sardis, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bobby was a faithful member of Sardis Baptist Church, serving as Deacon, Deacon Chairman, and Sunday School Teacher. Additionally Bobby was an active member of the choir, Men's Ministry, and the Community Food Pantry. His loving spirit and presence will be dearly missed by his church family. All knew him as a kind, gentle and humble man with his friends and associates holding him in high regard. Bobby was highly devoted to serving in many fraternal organizations. He began his Masonic service in 1975 as a Master Mason of Alexander Lodge # 385. He was a member of and held leadership positions in the Scottish Rite, the York Rite, the Red Cross of Constantine and Shriners. He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was currently serving as Grand Warder of the Grand Chapter of Georgia. Visitation will be Sunday, September 25, 2016 at DeLoach-McKerley-Prescott Funeral Home in Waynesboro, GA from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Sardis Baptist Church in Sardis, GA on Monday, September 26, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. followed by a graveside service with Masonic Rites at the Jenkins Family Cemetery in Sardis, GA. Active pallbearers will be Paul Bennett, Chuck Burroughs, Ron Cawthon, JC Christy, Alvin Futch, Jimmie Mize, Dillard Quinn, Hubert Reddick, and Tom Tinley. The Heaven Bound Agape Sunday School class, the Deacon Body of Sardis Baptist Church and members of the Order of the Eastern Star will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Sardis Baptist Church, PO Box 280, Sardis, GA 30456 or
Greenville, SC, 950 West Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605. DeLoach-McKerley-Prescott Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 220 East 6th Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830 (706-554-3531) You may sign the guest book at www.deloachfuneralhomes.com.
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220 East Sixth Street
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2016