Thomas Edwin Jenkins, 83, Floral City, died June 4, 2014, at Woodland Terrace. A native Floridian, Thomas was born in Palm Harbor March 9, 1931, to the late Guy B. and Mary Belle (Sutton) Jenkins. An excellent mechanic, who helped many of his friends and neighbors with their automotive problems, he was employed as an automotive service writer. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Thomas enjoyed pickin-n-grinnin, fishing and NASCAR racing. He was admired for being an adventurous food eater, especially spicy dishes.
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Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 60 years, Dora Darlene Jenkins; his son, Joe Jenkins and fiancee Patty Summy, all of Floral City; brother, Larry Jenkins, Dunedin; sister, Virginia Worsham, Palm Harbor; four grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Graveside committal service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Curlew Pioneer Cemetery next to the Curlew United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, FL 34450
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on June 7, 2014