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John Thomas Jenkins, Sr., 60 of Pedro, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at his residence. The Zanesville, Ohio native was born October 23, 1954, a son of the late Vint "Tack" and Evelyn Jordan Jenkins. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Corbin Jenkins, whom he married March 12, 1973.

Mr. Jenkins attended Rock Hill High School, he worked in the foundry at a plant in Marion, Ohio and was a former jailer under Sheriff Howell. He was a member of the Etna Missionary Baptist Church, enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports, fishing with his sons and grandchildren and hunting with his sons. He was an avid NASCAR fan, Buckeyes and Reds fan and enjoyed spending time with his bride of 42 years. Not only was he a father to his sons, but also their best friend.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by:
two brothers: Charles "Chalk" Jenkins and June Dale Jenkins
two sisters: Lucille Jenkins and Delpha Bloomfield
five nephews and one niece

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:
four sons: John Thomas Jenkins, Jr. of Pedro, Joe (Sharon) Jenkins of Ironton, Daniel Jenkins of Flatwoods, KY, and Steven (Ashley) Jenkins of Scottown
three brothers: Alonzo (Goldie) Jenkins, George (Rosetta) Jenkins both of Pedro and Clifford (Linda) Jenkins of Ironton
four sisters: Barb (Gord) Bailey, Nancy (Ron) Hall both of Ironton, Hazel (Jack) Donley of Kennesaw, GA, and Judy (Donnie) Bailey of Pedro
special brother-in-law: Danny Bloomfield
special sisters-in-law: Hilda Jenkins and Glinda Jenkins Seeley
seven grandchildren: Joseph "Matt" Jenkins, Jr of Ironton, Jordan Jenkins of Pedro, Steven "Scooter" Jenkins, Jr. of Scottown, Courtney (Brandon) Helms of Ashland, KY, Brittany Jenkins of Pedro, Cierra Jenkins of Ironton, and Laci Jenkins of Scottown

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Friday, June 12, 2015 at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street, Ironton, Ohio with Pastor Greg Frasure officiating. Burial will follow in Hecla Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 12:30 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home. The sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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