George Joshua Jenkins, Sr.

July 27, 1936 - May 25, 2021

07/27/1936 - 05/25/2021

Past Services

Tuesday June 01, 2021
11:00 am
Woodland Cemetery
Holly Street
Woodland, NC 27897

George Joshua Jenkins, Sr., age 84, of Woodland, passed away on May 25, 2021 at Rich Square Health Care Center in Rich Square.

He was born on July 27, 1936 to Grover and Nannie Jenkins of Rich Square. He married Elizabeth Rountree on August 10, 1957.

George worked as a Shop Foreman for Roanoke Electric Membership Cooperation for fifty years. He was a devoted member of the Woodland Baptist Church and was involved in many aspects of the church.

He was preceded in death by mother, Nannie Bristow Jenkins, father, Grover Cleveland Jenkins, brothers, Cleveland and Bruce Jenkins, sisters, Esther Davis and Marie Odom.

George is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, son, George “Jay” Joshua Jenkins, Jr. of Woodland; two brothers, Garland Eugene Jenkins and his wife Phyllis and of Portsmouth, VA and Jackie Graham Jenkins of Roanoke Rapids; two granddaughters, Shannon Jenkins Matkins and her husband Nick of Traveler’s Rest, SC and Melissa Jenkins Caudle and her husband Brent of Wilson; grandson, Joshua Jenkins and his wife Betty of Jackson; their mother, Teresa Jenkins of Woodland; two great-grandsons, Owen and Grayson Caudle of Wilson; great-granddaughter, Cora Jenkins of Jackson.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 11am at the Woodland Cemetery in Woodland, with the Rev. Heath Lloyd and Rev. Dr. J. Brabban officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to the Woodland Baptist Church, PO Box 444, Woodland, NC 27897 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Jenkins family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Richard Vaughan
2 years ago

George was a great guy. He always had a smile on his face. Pleasant person to deal with. My thoughts go out to the family.

Debbie Robbins
2 years ago

To George’s family, my prayers are with you and I know that God will comfort you through this difficult time and in the days to come. I thought alot of George and enjoyed the time I worked with him at Roanoke Electric. He will be dearly missed.

Lynn Lane
2 years ago

Mr. George was one of the nicest men I have ever met. His pride and joy was his family. I will always remember him driving his lawn mower to cut the church yard or parsonage. He will be missed.

Lisa Futrell
2 years ago

Sending prayers and love to the family!!

Debbie Cobb
2 years ago

Jay and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Liberache Harris
2 years ago

My condolence and prayers for family. It was a pleasure to have known George. May he rest in peace.

Ronnie and Amy Parks
3 years ago

Prayers for all the family during this difficult time. Ronnie and Amy Parks

Jeff and Sandy Daughtry
3 years ago

I am so sorry Ms. Liz and the entire family. He loved you all so very much and will be greatly missed. Many prayers for peace and comfort at this time.

Jane Lundy
3 years ago

George Jenkins was a kind, thoughtful & generous man. My mother, who lived down the street, could always count on him when something needed fixing in her house. Many times George would mow her lawn without being asked. People like him are rare today. We are blessed & grateful to have known George & we will truly miss him. Our love to Liz and family.

Freddie and Barbara Outland
3 years ago

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.