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Samuel E. Jenks


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Samuel E. Jenks Obituary
Samuael Edward Jenks, 20 of Sunderland Hill Road died unexpectedly on Thursday June 15, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Danby.

Sam was born in Bennington on December 19, 1996, he was the son of Edward "Andy" Jenks and Michelle Rollins. Sam grew up in Sunderland where he attended Sunderland Elementary School, an accomplished athlete , he played on the Burr & Burton Bulldogs Football team as a freshman, he also was a member of the Wrestling team and had always enjoyed playing basketball. He graduated with the Class of 2015.While in high school, he volunteered to mentor students that were facing challenges and help them learn with non traditional methods. Sam had worked at Depot 62 in Manchester Center, West Mountain Inn and was an aspiring carpenter for Joe Boutin Carpentry.

He loved playing sports, camping and like many his age, being with his friends.

Sam leaves his father Edward "Andy" Jenks of Sunderland, mother Michelle Rollins of Ohio, grandparents George "Laddie" H. and Lillian (Lightfoot) Jenks of Sunderland, brothers Justin Merrow of Londonderry, Joshua Crawford of Essex Junction, and Jon and Andrew Crawford of Ohio, A sister of Ohio, uncle Charles and aunt Gina Jenks of Glastenbury, aunt Kelly Jenks of Arlington, cousins Crystal of Manchester and Lillis Jenks, Danicka and Robynna Harrington of Bennington, as well as other aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by his uncle Daniel P. Jenks.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held on Friday June 23 at noon at the Federated Church of East Arlington with Reverend Kathleen Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Jenks family lot in Ira Allen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 10 am until noon.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Go Fund Me account in his name or to the Sam Jenks Scholarship Fund , a fund for members of the Burr & Burton Wrestling team who may need financial assistance with equipment, please make checks payable to Elizabeth R. Grant , c/o Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 528 Arlington, VT 05250.

To send personal condolences, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com

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Published in Bennington Banner on June 20, 2017
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