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.