John B. Jenkins Jr, age 85, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Grafton, West Virginia to the late John B. and Mildred (Moats) Jenkins Sr.
John graduated from high school in Grafton West Virginia and earned a master’s degree in counseling from Ohio University. He was a guidance counselor for many years, most recently in East Knox School District. He also was an Author and wrote the book “ The Adventures of Bocho”. John loved sports and was a respected Shot Put and Discus thrower in high school and college where he held many records. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Ohio, for over 30 years. John loved woodworking and sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys, but most of all he loved being around his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 63 years, Sally (Brooks) Jenkins; children, Scott (Lisa Shaw) Jenkins, Jamie Jenkins; grandchildren, Tanner, Tyler, Ally, Isabel, Olivia, Hallee, Annaliese and Kaitlyn; 2 great-grandchildren, Genevieve and Kayden; sisters, Dolores Baker and Sheryl Isner; a sister-in-law, Sebie Jenkins; numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, John was preceded in death by a sister, Ladonna Frost; a brother, Tim Jenkins; brothers-in-law, Frank Frost, Paul Isner and Delbert Baker.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 2:00 PM at Faith Baptist Church; 8764 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, with Pastor Matt Otto officiating, visitation to follow.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of John B. Jenkins Jr.
Funeral Home: Snyder
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