Obituary: Johnnie Eugene Jenkins

December 24, 1938 – April 14, 2020

Johnnie Eugene Jenkins, 81, of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at Mitchell Manor.

Born December 24, 1938, in Bedford, he was the son of Henry Thomas and Lillie Mae (Box) Jenkins.  He married Jetta Louise Williams on July 8, 1961.

John retired from Lehigh Cement Plant.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church and had served as Sunday school superintendent, deacon, and choir member.   John enjoyed singing, golfing and was a sanctioned umpire.  He was a U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Jetta Jenkins of Mitchell; son,  Brian Scott (Amy) Jenkins of Mitchell; grandchildren, Megan Gunnells, Alyssa Cogwell, Sarah Jenkins, Daniel Jenkins; great-grandchildren, Brayden Cogwell, Braxton Cogwell, Carson Cogwell, Emerson, Blackwell, Benson Blackwell, and Zahra Gunnells; siblings,  Joe (Mae) Jenkins of Bedford, Zella Rose of Los Angeles, California; several nieces and nephews

His father; mother, Lillie Mae Graham; and siblings, twin sister, Janet Eagan; Helen Cazee, Arthur Jenkins, Hubert Jenkins, Billy Dean Jenkins, Perry Jenkins, Alice Stearns, Leatha McCormick, and Ethel Allen,  preceded him in death.

Interment was Thursday, April 16, at Mitchell Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life will be at a later date with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

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