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July 14, 1946 ~ December 31, 2018 (age 72)
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Richard Wayne Jenkins, age 72, of the Rogers Creek Community near Athens, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018, at his residence after a battle with cancer.


Richard was a native of Chattanooga and resident of Athens for 50 years, he was the son of the late Frank and Margie Harden Jenkins. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Diane and Doris Ann Jenkins; eight brothers, Harold, Larry, Robert, Cecil, Kenneth, Eddie, Sonny, and Ernest Jenkins. He retired from KFC in Athens as maintenance personnel. Richard enjoyed going to area flea markets, was an avid knife trader and was of the Baptist faith.


Survivors include his wife 53 years,

   Lenora Ann Bridges Jenkins of Athens

One daughter and son-in-law,

   Jeanette Kay and Scott Ledford of Athens

One son,

   Franklin Dean Jenkins of Athens

One sister and brother-in-law,

   Martha and Vonell Lewallen of Grandview

Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 am Friday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev.  Alvin Cummings officiating.  Burial will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Richard Wayne Jenkins.

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