John H. Jenkins
Published 1:13 pm Thursday, December 7, 2023
CARRSVILLE – John Henry Jenkins, 85, passed away Dec. 6, 2023 in Consulate of Windsor. Born in Henderson, North Carolina, he was a son of the late George Vernon Jenkins Sr. and Henrietta Mae Godfrey Jenkins. He was predeceased by his first wife, Joyce Redd Jenkins; his second wife, Cynthia Way Jenkins; a son, Vernon Scott Jenkins; a sister, Etta Mae Young; a brother George V. “Bunny” Jenkins Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Blaine Young.
John was an Army veteran and received an A
ssociate’s Degree in Police Science from Paul D. Camp Community College. He was a retired Special Agent with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Investigation. He was a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge #151 AF & AM, a member and former deacon of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and a member of Carrsville Ruritan Club. John was a former Virginia National Guardsman and after his retirement from the state he spent time as a deputy sheriff and a bailiff.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 26 years, Audrey Olson Jenkins; a daughter, Tammy Jenkins of Wytheville, Virginia; two grandchildren, Joyce Elizabeth Jenkins and Scott Tyler Jenkins; a great-grandson, Locke; Audrey’s two sons, Troy and Brandon Olson; Audrey’s four grandchildren, Siri, Isabella, Noah and Holden Olson; and Audrey’s great-grandchild, Addie Olson.
A State Police Funeral Service with Masonic Rites will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10 in Beaver Dam Baptist Church with the Rev. Warren Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church and John requested that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Audrey.