Richard “Rick” Jenkins, 60, of Franklinton, passed away at his home March 13, 2014, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was a native of Mecklenburg County, and was the son of Pearl Jones Snyder of Mount Holly and the late Jack Jenkins. Rick was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. and attended Union View Baptist Church. He was known for being one of the most sought-after painters in the area and he will be missed in this field of expertise.
Rick is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Portia; daughters, Tonya Morgan and son-in-law, Andrew, of Raleigh, and Kimberly Jenkins, of Charlotte; sons, Gregory Bobbitt, of Wake Forest, and Ricky Jenkins, of Charlotte; and sister Coleen Bush and brother–in-law Jimmy, of Denver N.C. He is also survived by four grandchildren.
The family would like to thank everyone for the many cards, visits and many, many prayers that were prayed for him. A special thanks to his sister-in-law Diane, his brothers-in-law, Gary and Dwight, and their wives for all the love and support.
Visitation was held March 16 from 6-7:30 p.m at Hall Wynne Funeral Service Franklinton Chapel. Memorial services were conducted March 17, 2014, at Union View Baptist Church, by the Rev. Jonathan Chandler.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of N.C., 3801 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh N.C., 27607 or to the Franklin County Humane Society, P.O. Box 338,Youngsville, N.C. 27596.
Online memorials may be made at hallwynne.com.
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