Rev. James W. Jenkins, age 77, of Copperhill, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019, at Fannin Regional Hospital. Mr. Jenkins was born May 3, 1942, in Culberson, NC, to the late Charles Jenkins and the late Gazzie Truett Jenkins. He was a member of Ducktown Masonic Lodge, No. 241 F&AM, and served area churches as pastor for over 30 years including Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Shady Grove Baptist Church. James also worked as a security guard for the Tennessee Chemical Company for 35 years, and enjoyed giving his time and talent at the Polk County Senior Center. Mr. Jenkins was preceded in death by his father, Charles Jenkins, mother, Gazzie Truett Jenkins, first wife, Joy Bruce Jenkins, sisters, Willie Mae Jenkins, Faye Rogers, Jean Clonts, Dorothy Alsobrook, and Geneaive Jenkins, brothers, Thomas Jenkins, Junior Jenkins, and George Jenkins.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Jenkins, sister, Louizene Wilson, brother, Lucky (Pat) Jenkins, son, Dwayne Jenkins, daughter, JoAnn (Alan) Deal, step-daughters, Shauna (Lee) Adams, Pam (Eric) Satterfield, and Becky (Eddie) O'Neal, grandchildren, Jessica Dean, Jason (Leslie) Dean, Joshua (Amber) Dean, Michael (Misty) Deal, Christopher Deal, Scott Deal, Alan Deal, Jr., step-grandchildren, Noah (Alexis) O'Neal, Isaac O'Neal, Michah O'Neal, Jessica Thomason, Jennifer (David) Henry, Wesley Adams, Kyle Adams, and many great-grandchildren.
Funeral services: Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 2:00 pm at Shady Grove BaptistChurch, Murphy, NC. with Rev. Jeremiah Jack and Rev. Josh Ledford officiating. Music provided by: Shady Grove Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jason Dean, Joshua Dean, Michael Deal, Lee Adams, Eddie O'Neal, David Henry.
The family will receive friends at the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of, McCaysville, Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm & Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the Shady Grove Baptist Church from
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.