Linwood Jenkins, 81, of Crossett, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Audrey’s Special Home.
After high school and serving short terms in the Army National Guard and Air Force, Mr. Jenkins began his long career with Georgia Pacific. For a little over 50 years, he worked throughout the mill and eventually retired in 2006 as a maintenance crane operator.
In his early years, he enjoyed participating in rodeos, buying and selling livestock, and flying his small Beechcraft plane. He was a hard worker who often worked different jobs on the side and played an active role in the Cloverdale Assembly of God church bus ministry for many years. He loved his church, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Mr. Jenkins was born on February 28, 1937, in Fountain Hill and was the son of the late Arthur Lee “Tea”, and Nellie Carter Jenkins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight brothers, Dennie, Dwayne, Paul, Panzie, Edward, Troy, Roy, and Brutus Jenkins; four sisters, Fredia Mae Thomas, Erma Lee Vail, Lois Reitzell, and Jeannette Cox.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey Poole Jenkins of Crossett; two daughters, Karen Bigelow and husband, Chuck, of Providence Village, Texas, and Anna Medley and husband, David, of Sheridan; one son, Todd Jenkins and wife, Araceli, of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church, located at 132 Ashley 15 Road in Crossett.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, May 25 at 1 p.m. at the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church with pastors Wes Miller, Justin Uselton, and Travis Roberts officiating.
Interment will be at Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Blake, Landon, and Jarrett Bigelow, and David, Penny, Bruce, Steve, Jeff, and Greg Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers are Tracy Bulloch, Franklin McElwaney, Kenny Barfield, Virgil Cross, Stephen Cross, Bob Pill, Jr., Eddie Black, and Red Wells.