Frank “Turtle” Jenkins, 77, of Crossett, formerly of Lake Village, passed away on July 7, 2019, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was born in El Dorado on October 5, 1941, to his parents, the late Doris and Bessie McKinnon Jenkins.
Mr. Jenkins was a member of South Main Baptist Church and served honorably in the United States Navy. After his discharge from the Navy, he began a 38-year career with Georgia Pacific, eventually retiring as a millwright in the tissue department.
Mr. Jenkins was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and catching crappie wherever they were biting. Above all, he cherished those special moments he spent with his family, especially his dearly loved three sons.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol Evon Bates Jenkins of Crossett; three sons, Dennis Jenkins and wife, Pam, of Bonney Lake, Washington, Bobby Jenkins and wife, Phyllis, of Crossett, Donald Jenkins and wife, Jennifer, of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; two sisters, Theresa Godwin and husband, Bobby, of El Dorado, and Katie McGarry and husband, Shaun, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at South Main Baptist Church, located at 2801 Main Street in Crossett.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the church on Friday, July 12 at 1 p.m. with Bro. Lyle Hern and Bro. Roy Grantham officiating. Interment will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Billy Rice, Darcy Jeffers, Royce Swaim, Marty Edgar, Ricky Williams, and Tim Harbour.