Floyd Lindley Jenkins

March 20, 1952 - April 1, 2024

03/20/1952 - 04/01/2024

Past Services

Wednesday April 03, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
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The family will also be receiving friends at the home of April and Jimmy Liverman at other times

Funeral Service
Thursday April 04, 2024
11:00 am
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
Thursday April 04, 2024
11:30 am
Conway Cemetery
North Church Street
Conway, NC 27820

CONWAY, NC – Floyd Lindley Jenkins, fondly known as Big Daddy, peacefully passed away on April 1, 2024, at the age of 72. He was born in Ahoskie, North Carolina, on March 20, 1952 a son of the late Godwin Dewey Jenkins and Ima Hodges Jenkins.

Throughout his life, Floyd wore many hats, from working in construction, driving trucks, and serving as a corrections officer. However, his most cherished role was that of being a funeral attendant at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, where he found great fulfillment. Floyd had a wide array of interests, including supporting the NC State Wolfpack, dancing to Beach Music, spending time with his family, and proudly announcing games at Northeast Academy. He was a Godly man that never met a stranger, always up for a friendly conversation. He was well known for his warm bear hugs for everyone. Floyd was always on time for a job because his being on time was an hour early. Floyd Jenkins will be remembered for his kind heart, unwavering faith, and infectious spirit. His legacy of love and compassion will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew him. May he rest in peace.

Floyd was a devoted husband to his beloved wife Wanda for 54 years. He was a loving father to his daughter, April Liverman and husband Jimmy of Conway; and son, Jonathan Wade Jenkins and wife Logan of Emporia, VA; his seven grandchildren, Ashton Liverman of Murfreesboro, and her significant other Harri Lovett, Anna Woolard and husband Cole of Washington, Allie Liverman of Conway, Wade Jenkins of Conway and significant other Reagan, Wes Jenkins of Garysburg, Owen Jenkins of Aulander, and Emery Jenkins of Emporia, brought immense joy to his life. Floyd is survived by his brothers, Richard “Dickie” Jenkins and wife Mary of Rocky Mount, Robert “Whitey” Jenkins and wife Nancy of Conway, and Andy Jenkins and wife Tammy of Jackson, along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC, and other times at the home of April and Jimmy Liverman in Conway.

A celebration of Floyd’s life will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 11:00 am at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC, with Rev Ricky Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Conway Cemetery, Conway, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Conway Volunteer Fire Department, 113 White Street, Conway, NC 27820 or online by clicking here or Zion Methodist Church, 205 Zion Church Road, Conway, NC 27820, or online by clicking here

Garrett -Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Jenkins family and online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com

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Bill & Ardie Parker
11 days ago

Thinking of the family during this difficult time. Floyd was a good man and will be missed.

Nina Lynn Taylor
12 days ago

I will keep you and family in my thoughts and prayers. Floyd always seemed so warm and thoughtful.

Neal Dawson
13 days ago

Hi Wanda. So very sorry and heart felt for you and your family. I think we first met at Ocracoke when I was with Amanda. Floyd’s stories at the picnic table were so funny. Then we started talking about beach music,when I told him that I played in a beach music band. He also asked if I was kin to any Jenkins in my Kinston area,,–and found out I am. Again, so very sorry Wanda, looking forward to seeing you soon.Great Man,, Bless you! —–Neal

Debbie & Stu Martin
14 days ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God guide and direct each of you and hold you close in his loving arms.

Margaret Aston
14 days ago

Wanda and family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. Mike and Margaret Aston

14 days ago

I was a little surprised that the fact that Floyd sang & could sing with his brothers which was not mention , they sang at the last Futrell reunion.the singing was beautiful , yes he was a Godly man & I know Wanda along with the rest of the family has a lot to be proud of. Wanda I am so sorry for your loss, Holding you & the rest of the family in special prayer.Know we love you all.

Gwen Jones
14 days ago

I have many fond memories from childhood growing up with all the Jenkins boys. My heart goes out to all of you.

14 days ago

Our prayers and love to all the family, It’s truly very sad and hard to believe that such a great loving caring wonderful man was taken from us all so young. Always know brother you will never be forgotten and your smile love and joy will forever be in our hearts and prayers. Thank you for all the great memories, laughs and crazy stories we would always tell each other. I’m so blessed that you got to meet Melissa and to share you heart and love with her as well. She knew what a great man you were especially from all the great things that I had mentioned to her prior to yall meeting. You will always be in my heart brother . Now rest in peace we will take it from here. We love you always and know in your heart that your time here on earth was a blessing to all of us that had that opportunity for our paths to Have crossed to know such a great loving Husband ,father ,and friend In you brother Floyd. Until we meet again gods peace to you always. Love your little Mexican and his loving country girl. ❤️????????

Sherry M Durham
14 days ago

Wade and Wes so sorry for your loss. May all the precious memories help heal your heart. Thoughts and prayers to you both and your family. Love, Papa and Nana

G.S. and Lola Cornwell
15 days ago

Prayers for his family and friends. Floyd was a great guy to work with,always went beyond the call of duty. He will be missed.