Dennie Jenkins, 82, of Hamburg, died on May 18, 2017 at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett.
He was a retired logging contractor, a cattleman, and a member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and neighbor. He enjoyed squirrel hunting with his grandsons, raising squirrel dogs and bailing hay.
Mr. Jenkins was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Stella Nicole Peters; his parents, Arthur Lee “Tea” and Nellie Carter Jenkins; seven brothers, Dewayne, Paul, Panzie, Edward, Troy, Roy and Brutus Jenkins; four sisters, Fredia Mae Thomas, Erma Lee Vail, Lois Rietzell and Jeanette Cox.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sybil Craig Jenkins of Hamburg; two sons, Jeff Jenkins and wife, Sharon, of Hamburg and Greg Jenkins of Hampton; three daughters, Debbie Gates and husband, Randy, of Moro Bay; Shari Bozeman and husband, Rick, of Hamburg and Jennifer Grider and husband, Jay, of Maumelle; a brother, Linwood Jenkins and wife, Audrey, of Crossett; 12 grandchildren, Brandon Gates, Garrett Gates, Sydney Kidwell, Toni Franklin, Cole Richard, Gabby Grider, John Jenkins, Lauren Jenkins, Jack Jenkins, Zack Jenkins, Jake Jenkins and Aja Ferrell; 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 19, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. at the church with Bro. Keith Rose and Lane Culp officiating. Burial will be at the Egypt Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Brandon Gates, Garrett Gates, Zack Jenkins, Cole Richard, John Jenkins, Blake Franklin, B.J. Kidwell, Jake Jenkins and Jack Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers are Penny Jenkins, Bruce Jenkins, Pat Allison, Mike Richard and Steve Jenkins.
Memorials may be made to the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church, 563 Ashley Road 95, Hamburg, AR 71646.