AULANDER, NC – Sidney Carol Jenkins, age 76, joined his beloved wife, Mary Virginia Wheeler Jenkins in heaven on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at his home.
Mr. Jenkins was born in Bertie County, NC, January 15, 1942 a son of the late Charlie Winston and Eunice Outland Jenkins. Sidney was the owner and operator of Jenkins Metal Recycling. He had a real passion for his work. Before starting that business, he was an employee of CF Industries in Winton, NC. He was a longtime, faithful member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Jenkins loved his family, his church, and his friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Besides his parents and his loving wife, Sidney was preceded in death by his brother, Allen Ray Jenkins.
Left to cherish his memory are eight children, Sidney C. Jenkins Jr. and wife, Pam of Ahoskie, NC, Misty Jenkins Gibbs and husband, Justin of Engelhard, NC, Serafina Jenkins Ireland of Ahoskie, NC, George Lee Baker and wife, Joyce of Woodland, NC, Tina Baker Rawls and husband, Robert of Aulander, NC, Timothy Carrol Baker and wife, Claudia of Aulander, NC, Jenny Baker Massey and husband, Brian Keith of Conway, NC, and Dedra Baker Warmack and husband, Joe of Rich Square, NC; a brother, Charles Jenkins and wife, Maxine of Williamston, NC; eighteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 11, 2018, from 2:00 pm until 2:45 pm at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with a celebration of life memorial service to follow at 3:00 pm, with Rev. Greg Hurdle and Rev. Bob Skeens officiating. An inurnment will follow in Aulander Cemetery. The family will receive friends at other times at the home of Mr. Jenkins.
Memorial donations may be made directly to Oak Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 247, Aulander, NC, 27805, or online by clicking here.
The family of Sidney Jenkins would like to express their sincere gratitude to Mr. Jenkins’ caregivers over the past months for their devotion and compassionate care.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Jenkins family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.