Waynesville, Fred Jenkins, 85, passed away on January 20, 2024. He was born on April 26, 1938. A native of White Oak, Fred's passing leaves a void in the lives of those who knew and loved him, but his memory will be cherished forever.
Fred served his country with honor and distinction. In 1960, he was drafted into the US Army and bravely fulfilled his duties. His military service showcased his selflessness and dedication to protecting the freedoms we hold dear.
Fred spent the majority of his professional career at Dayco, where he dedicated 31 years of his life before retiring in 1996. His strong work ethic and commitment to excellence made him a valued member of the company. Throughout his tenure, Fred gained the respect and admiration of both colleagues and superiors. He approached every task with unwavering determination and became an inspiration to those around him.
Fred's true happiness was found in the love he shared with his family and friends. He leaves behind a wife of 59 years, Ann Jenkins, a son Kevin Jenkins, who will forever carry the memories of their special bond. Fred also leaves behind his sister Catherine Lowe (Earl). In addition, Fred is survived by two grandchildren Colten and Gracie Jenkins. These two were a constant source of pride and joy for Fred; they brought light into his world. He loved spending time with them, showering them with wisdom, love, and affection. Fred's legacy extends beyond immediate family as he leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews who will honor his memory for generations to come. His impact on their lives cannot be understated; he played an integral role in shaping their character.
Fred will be remembered best by the roles he filled within the family. Being the best son, brother, husband, dad, uncle and papaw.
The family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Smoky Mountain Health & Rehabilitation Center for the care that was provided to Fred.
2 Timothy 4:7 : "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith"
No services are planned at this time.
The care of Mr Jenkins has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.