GASTONIA - John Wayne "Johnny" Jenkins, 69, of Gastonia passed away Feb. 21, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Gaston County, born March 10, 1943, to the late Clayton Wayne and Aletha Jones Jenkins.
Johnny was retired from Public Service (PSNC) with more than 39 years of service. He was an avid golfer and was a U.S Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Judith Lineberger Jenkins, who died in 1995; and a brother-in- law, Greg Bridgeman.
Survivors include his wife, Kendra Bruno Jenkins; a daughter, Leslie Eidson and husband, Tim, of Dallas; his twin grandchildren, Luke and Lauren Eidson; sister, Janice Bridgeman of Cramerton; stepson, Jeff Faircloth of St. Louis; sister-in-law, Patsy Lineberger Frazier and husband, Ronald; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday at Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Mobley officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m., prior to the service.
Inurnment will be private at Gaston Memorial Park.
Honorary pallbearers will be John McCall, Tommy Bland, Jimmy Jones, Bennie Wooten, Roger Cloninger and Ronald Frazier.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054 or
, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20004
Condolences may be made to the family at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, 704-864-5144.