Jr. Jenkins – obituary

by Sep 18, 2019OBITUARIES


Jr. Jenkins, 67, of Swain County, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Ernest and Hazel Wiggins Jenkins, and husband of the late Freda Otter Jenkins. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Hazel Rosa Jenkins, and one great grandchild.

He is survived by two daughters, Trinia Ensley and husband William of Cherokee, and Becky Williams and husband J.D. of Whittier; one son, Jamie Ray Jenkins and wife Sally Jenkins of Whittier; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; siblings, Cathy Cook, Jenny Hyatt, Bobby Jenkins, Sarah Anthony, Shirley Fleming, Billy Jenkins, and Randy Jenkins all of Bryson City; and a special friend, Lloyd Watkins.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 at Birdtown Cemetery. Revs. Lloyd Watkins, Randell Watkins, and Travis Watkins will officiate.