James Franklin Jenkins Sr.

January 11, 1948 - October 27, 2011

01/11/1948 - 10/27/2011

Past Services

Friday October 28, 2011
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23608
757-874-4200 | Directions
Saturday October 29, 2011
Parklawn Memorial Park
2551 N. Armistead Avenue
Hampton, VA
838-2068 | Directions
Saturday October 29, 2011
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23608
757-874-4200 | Directions

James Franklin Jenkins, Sr., 63, of Newport News, passed away at his home Thursday, October 27, 2011 after a short illness.

He was a supervisor in X32 at the Newport News Shipyard, serving over 46 years, and he loved his job and his people. He was a diehard Redskins fan and a Nascar fan, especially of Jeff Gordon. He also enjoyed boating and fishing. James was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and a loyal friend, always ready to help out wherever he could.

Mr. Jenkins is survived by Sherry Jenkins, his wife of 47 years; his daughter, Terry Barnes; two sons, James Franklin Jenkins, Jr. and his wife, Touktou Jenkins and James Franklin Jenkins III and Brianna Carr; three brothers, George, Robert and David; four sisters, Barbara, Mary, Violet Jean and Sandra; his grandchildren, Casey Barnes, Dillen Jenkins, Linda and Christina Laliemthavixay and Lian Vallieres; his loving mother-in-law, Frances Vaughan; and his beloved companions, Cookie and Abbey.

Special thanks to Heartland Hospice for their dedicated care.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel. A funeral service will be held 10 am Saturday at the funeral home followed by burial in Parklawn Memorial Park.

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8 years ago

James will truly be missed,he really cared about thoes who worked with him, one of my best memories was the time he and i were hungry after a long hard night,we got some fish out, filet them on the block, fried them up in the back,and chowed down and was laughing so hard about what went down that night,we couldnt finish our supper.Ill really miss jimmy,he always looked out for me. Our

deepest sympathy,Scotty,Diane,William.

David & Linda Belote
8 years ago

October 28, 2011

We are so very sorry for your loss, Sherry and family. James was one very special person to us as are your whole family. David, especially, will miss talking to him as he stopped by in his truck.

~ David and Linda

Paul & Lee Riley
8 years ago

Terry, we are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Love you, Lee, Paul Janice, Amanda.