George Raymond Jenkins Sr.

Published 10:22 pm Tuesday, March 10, 2020

George R. Jenkins Sr., 84, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020. He was the son of the late George and Bessie Jenkins and was preceded in death by a son, George Raymond Jr., and sisters, Bessie Jenkins and Mary Wines.

He was a former employee of VDOT as a certified land surveyor and a past president of the Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Surveyors. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a past senior warden on the vestry, an eucharistic minister and an active volunteer with the food pantry. He was a past governor and member of the Suffolk Moose Lodge, a past president and lifetime member of the Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad and a past president and member of the Bethlehem Ruritan Club.

George will be missed by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Jenkins; children, Susan Jones (Dan), Debbie Johnson (Lewis) and Bill Jenkins (Becky), all of Suffolk; brothers, Tippy Jenkins, of Sperryville, Charlie Jenkins, of Luray, and Gene Jenkins; grandchildren, Jonathan, Sarah, Stephanie, Zachary, Josh, R.J. and Amanda; and great-grandchildren, Tres, Cody, Devin, Leyton, Jacob, Keighan, Easton, Katie and Waylon. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.


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A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2020, by the Rev. Keith Emerson in the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at Holly Lawn. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020, in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 213 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434. The family would like to thank the Obici team and especially Dr. Glanville. Condolences may be registered at