Dewayne Jenkins

Dewayne Jenkins

Dewayne Jenkins, 83, of Crossett died September 25, 2015 at the Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett.

He retired from Georgia Pacific as a millwright and was the first employee to reach 50 years of service at the Georgia Pacific Crossett Paper Mill.

Mr. Jenkins was a member of the Pine Street Church of Christ and a lifelong resident of Ashley County. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was born on February 18, 1932 and was the son of the late Arthur Lee “Tea” and Nellie Carter Jenkins in Crossett.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Paul, Panzie, Edward, Troy, Roy, and Brutus Jenkins; and four sisters, Fredia Mae Thomas, Erma Lee Jenkins, Lois Marie Rietzell and Jeanette Cox.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janice Pahal Jenkins of Crossett; a son, David Wayne Jenkins of Crossett; a daughter, Lisa Jenkins Reed and husband Alan of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Dennie Jenkins and wife Sybil of Hamburg, and Linwood Jenkins and wife Audrey, of Crossett; two grandchildren, Rachel Kylie and Jacob Alan Reed, both of Houston, Texas.

Funeral services will be held on September 28 at 11 a.m. at Medders Funeral Home, located at 1564 Highway 52 W, in North Crossett with Bro. Charles Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Crossroads Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Mike Young, Michael Young, Ryan Jenkins, Jeff Jenkins, Greg Jenkins, Nicholas Jenkins, Todd Jenkins, and Bruce Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers are the elders and deacons of the Crossett Church of Christ.

Visitation is September 27 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.