Mr. James H. Jenkins, Jr. "Butch", age 70, of Greeneville, TN, passed away Tuesday evening, June 18, 2019, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 05, 1948, in Johnson City, TN, a son of the late James H Jenkins and Peggy Sue Hutchison. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald W. Jenkins in 2016; and his father James H. Jenkins in 2001 and many more before them.
Mr. Jenkins lived at Greene Valley Developmental Center from its inception in 1960 until it was closed in 2016. In 2016, D&S Community Services took over his care, where he remained until his passing. His family is very thankful to the multitude of skilled professionals at both GVDC and D&S for providing exceptional care, love, and friendship for almost 60 years.
Mr. Butch Jenkins is survived by one niece; Kimberly M. Adkins of Greeneville, and one nephew Ronald W. Jenkins 2nd of Limestone and both of their families as well as many cousins, an Aunt and Uncle and several great nieces and great nephews. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home immediately followed by a funeral service in the Chapel conducted by Pastor Mike Young.
Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
|I took care of Butch for many years at GVDC. He was such a delightful man to have met and loved as part of "my family". I love him as if he was family and he will be dearly missed. There is not a time that I reach for gum that dont think of Butch, because he sure loved it. He also knew well how to get us ladies to make sure he got his gum. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. God has a sweet angel with him now.|
||Teresa Foshie, RN
|I met Butch about three years ago at GVDC. He and
I immediately took a liking to each other because
I like to fish and farm. We spent many hours
looking at books with farm machinery. He told me
about the chicken house and the pond and many
more fond memories that he had. He had his days
of course as we all do. Blessings and love to all
||Rick & Joyce Lingerfelt
|Sorry for your loss. We will miss Butch very much. He lived with my brother Ray. He was a very sweet man and we loved him very much. |
||David A. Williams
|So sorry to read of Butch's death, I knew him when he was a young boy living with his grandparents.|
|My condolences go out to the Jenkins family. You all are in my
|I have had the pleasure of knowing and loving Butch
he has made my days working with him at
Greenevalley and at DnS so much brighter I loved
coming to work and seeing his sweet smile we all
loved Butch so much he to us was family!!! I will
miss him so very much heaven got much brighter with
our Butch there!!! God bless you all
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