George J. Jenkins, Sr.

Published 5:00 pm Friday, May 28, 2021

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WOODLAND – George Joshua Jenkins, Sr., age 84, of Woodland, passed away on May 25, 2021 at Rich Square Health Care Center in Rich Square.

He was born on July 27, 1936 to Grover and Nannie Jenkins of Rich Square. He married Elizabeth Rountree on August 10, 1957.

George worked as a Shop Foreman for Roanoke Electric Membership Cooperation for fifty years. He was a devoted member of the Woodland Baptist Church and was involved in many aspects of the church.

He was preceded in death by mother, Nannie Bristow Jenkins; father, Grover Cleveland Jenkins; brothers, Cleveland and Bruce Jenkins; sisters, Esther Davis and Marie Odom.

George is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; son, George “Jay” Joshua Jenkins, Jr. of Woodland; two brothers, Garland Eugene Jenkins and his wife Phyllis of Portsmouth, VA and Jackie Graham Jenkins of Roanoke Rapids; two granddaughters, Shannon Jenkins Matkins and her husband Nick of Traveler’s Rest, SC and Melissa Jenkins Caudle and her husband Brent of Wilson; grandson, Joshua Jenkins and his wife Betty of Jackson; their mother, Teresa Jenkins of Woodland; two great-grandsons, Owen and Grayson Caudle of Wilson; great-granddaughter, Cora Jenkins of Jackson.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Woodland Cemetery in Woodland, with the Rev. Heath Lloyd and Rev. Dr. J. Brabban officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Woodland Baptist Church, PO Box 444, Woodland, NC 27897 or online by visiting then type George Jenkins.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Jenkins family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting