James Carl “J.C. Jenkins, 81, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, doing what he loved. He was born Feb. 18, 1939, in Rhea County. JC was a retired furnace operator with Roane Electric Furnace. He was a member of Cardiff Baptist Church and a lifetime member of Rockwood Lodge No. 408 F. & A.M. JC was an active member of Dayton and Kingston Parkinson’s support group. JC was also a member of Richland Senior Neighbors and Friends of Rhea County.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Jenkins; parents, Carl Jenkins and Maggie Shadden Jenkins; brothers, Earl and Alvin Jenkins; sister, Edna Jackson; sister in law, Dot Monday; brother in law, David (Dot) Allen, Jackie (Coleen) Allen and Earl Allen Jr.; and grandchild, Chavon Redwine.
Survivors include his daughters, Penny (Gary) Hughes, of Talbott, Tenn., and Tracy Redwine, of Spring City; two grandchildren, Misty (Jeremiah) Wilder and David (Bethany) Redwine; four great-grandchildren, Destini Coy, Juliana Fernandez, Madison Monroe and Aubrianna Redwine; brother-in-law, Bobby Monday; son-in-law, Lynn Redwine; many nieces and nephews that warmed his heart; and a multitude of close and loved friends, especially Max Reed.
Cremation plans have been made.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mr. James Carl “J.C.” Jenkins.