Arthur Lee “Billy” Jenkins

Arthur Lee “Billy” Jenkins, 85, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018 at his home.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 3 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with Sammy Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Bennett’s Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Jenkins was born on June 17, 1933 in Warren County, Virginia to the late Russell and Hazel Henry Jenkins. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Gregory “Butch” Jenkins and Clay “CD” Jenkins; brother, Russell “Bugs” Jenkins; sister, Helen Priest and two granddaughters, Jennifer Jenkins and Noelani Harrison.

He was a veteran of the US Air Force and served in the Korean War. He was employed by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as a grounds keeper. He was a life member of VFW post 9760, a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose 829 and a member of American Legion post 53.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bertha Lee Robinson Jenkins; son, John Jenkins (Sharon White); daughter, Sherri Totten (Gary); special granddaughter, Jayme Jenkins Marston, whom he raised; three daughters-in-law, Penni Jenkins, Janis Jenkins and Tina Jenkins; special family friend, Kimberly Darr; seven grandchildren, Jayme Marston, Laura Roberts, Samantha Jenkins, Bryan Jenkins, Aaron Jenkins, Billy Jenkins, and Katie Jenkins and eleven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Jenkins, Aaron Jenkins, Billy Jenkins, Chad Marston, Joe Roberts and Adam White.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Hively and Jackie Chadwell.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

  8 comments for “Arthur Lee “Billy” Jenkins

  1. Juanita Spencer
    August 19, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Sending prayers to the family and friends. GOD BLESS!!
    Juanita Spencer

  2. Chuck Williams
    August 19, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    I had great admiration and respect for Mr. Jenkins. He was a man of integrity and strength in every manner of his life. Prayers for the family and may God’s love bring you comfort in this difficult time.

  3. Augustus Jarmans
    August 20, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Billy you were truly a wonderful person.my friend you will surely be missed prayers for all of the family and your friends.i ask that the Heavenly Father in heaven will bless this family members May the Holy Spirit give you peace in Jesus Christ Precious Name. Amen

  4. Augustus Jarmans
    August 20, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss and loved one. May God Bless you and the Holy Spirit comfort you. In Jesus name, Amen.

  5. Agnes Glascock
    August 20, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    So sorry to hear this he was a great man he would always get me to sing for him at the eagles he will be truly miss…He was like another father to me tell Daddy I said hi Billy ik u and him and everyone else will have a great time together in heaven love always Agnes Glascock…

  6. Celia helsley
    August 21, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    He will be missed sending our prayers to family may god bless you and bring you comfort. Fred and Celia helsley

  7. Kay Cameron
    August 22, 2018 at 1:38 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Dorothy Thompson Clay
    September 5, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Bertha Lee and Family,

    So sorry to for your loss. May fond memories of Billy help with the healing process. Keeping you and the family in my prayers. God Bless You All.

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