Jerry Odell Jenkins, 86, of Anderson SC, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Clemson Heritage.
Born on November 11, 1935, in Alabama City, Alabama; he was the son of the late Robert and Edna Hamby Jenkins. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Airforce serving in the Korean Conflict and was the owner of Jenkins Insurance Agency for over 40 years. Jerry was an avid traveler, loved motorcycles, scuba diving and flying including piloting his own aircraft. He attended Harvest Baptist Church, was known and loved for his humor and wit.
He is survived by his wife: Patricia Walker Jenkins; children: Curtis Michael Jenkins, Valerie Lynne Jenkins and Lisa Renee Amis (Dan); stepson: Alan Mynatt; sisters: Betty Faye Nichols and Martha Ann Wasterlain; brothers: Thomas “Bill” Colen Jenkins and Richard Allen Jenkins (Patty); grandchildren: Brittany Harrison and Lizzie Porter (Drew); great-grandchild: Briley Porter and his beloved K-9, Bubba.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a stepson: Dean Mynatt; brothers: Jack B. Jenkins and Robert “Bob” Jenkins.
A funeral service will be at Sosebee Mortuary South Chapel on Friday, June 10, 2022, at 3pm with Pastor Dale Dyar officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at MJ Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery.
Visitation will be held prior to the service on Friday, June 10, 2022, at the South Chapel from 2pm to 3pm.
The family will be at their respective homes.
The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory South Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dan Amis saysJune 6, 2022 at 5:50 pm
To a man I learned to Love that I only new for 3 years, but called him my “Father in law”. ! I learned to Love him for his stories and humor. His stories of adventures including flying just over the top of the dam at a very low level is probably the best story of all! Because he thought it was so funny that the trooper was waiting at the air strip for him when he landed, LOL! May you rest in Peace Jerry, until we meet again to hear more stories! Love you sir!
Please prayers for his daughters, grand daughters, sisters and wife, Pat!