Posted: Friday, March 23, 2012 12:13 pm
The Messenger, March 23, 2012
Grover Harold Jenkins, 84, of Union City died at his home March 22, 2012.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with George Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in Fox Cemetery near Obion.
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Jones, Harry Butler, Robert Wood and Richard Moran.
The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
He was born May 12, 1927, in Knoxville, son of the late Thomas Jefferson Jenkins Sr. and the late Mabel Alice (Mullins) Jenkins Janow. He married the former Bettye Jane Mills Sept. 18, 1949. She survives. He attended the former University of Tennessee at Martin Junior College and graduated from the School of Banking at the University of Oklahoma and at the University of Wisconsin. He worked for Production Credit Association for 15 years and then at the former Old & Third National Bank and at the banks that followed in that line. He had also been vice president of Commercial Bank and Trust and had served on the board of directors for the bank.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A founding member of First Street Church of Christ, he was a 50-year member of Union City Kiwanis Club, having served as secretary and treasurer. He was the recipient of the Hixon Award, the highest honor presented by Kiwanis. He had also been president of the Obion County Fair Association and had been instrumental in the founding of the Jr. Livestock Association, serving that group as secretary and treasurer. He was a strong supporter of 4-H and was on the 911 emergency communications board of directors.
He is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Mellie and Bill Coleman and Kallye and Tripp Young, all of Union City; two sons and his daughter-in-law, Tommy and Pamela Jenkins of the Mt. Pelia community and Harold Mills Jenkins Sr. of Troy; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Mark and Rhonda Coleman and Jamie Roney, all of Union City, Todd Coleman and his partner, ILeah Giles of Troy, Amy Dixon of Bolivar, Jon Jenkins of Paducah, Ky., Hal and Heather Jenkins of Jacks Creek, Christie Jenkins of Memphis, Laurie Eaves and Katie and Eric Hill, all of Dyersburg, Lindsey Jenkins of South Fulton and Rusty Young of Jackson, Miss.; eight great-grandchildren, Lake Coleman of Troy, Chelsey Rochette and Heather Rochette, both of Chesterfield, Va., Peyton Jenkins and Hayden Jenkins, both of Jacks Creek, Miranda Jenkins of Memphis, Nathan Eaves of Union City and Aubrie Hill of Dyersburg; two sisters and his brother-in-law, Ann Phillips of Atalla, Ala., and Helen and Max Brown of Spring City; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his beloved stepfather, Floyd Janow; his brother, Tommy Jenkins; and his sister, Mabel McMurray.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.