Thomas Edward Jenkins

Rappahannock News - - OBITUARIES -

Thomas Edward Jenkins of Sper­ryville, VA was called home on Septem­ber 28, 2017 at 2:58 pm while sur­rounded by fam­ily. Ed­die as he pre­ferred to be called was born on Mt Ver­non Farm where he worked as a farmer for most of his life. He spent 18 years at Av­tex in Front Royal be­fore go­ing back to farm­ing full time. He re­tired in 2008 after heart surgery. He had a great love for Mt Ver­non Farm that he called home un­til his death. His greatest love was his fam­ily. At the age of 13 he and his kin were in­tensely bonded by the sud­den death of his fa­ther at an early age. His broth­ers, sis­ters and him­self be­came tight knit as they took care of each other and their mother. Ed­die passed on this bond to his own fam­ily. He al­ways did what he could to make sure they were cared for like grow­ing a gar­den that fed the whole fam­ily ev­ery year. He mar­ried and had four chil­dren, which were his greatest pride and joy. As his fam­ily con­tin­ued to grow so did his heart. He cher­ished the mem­o­ries he made at the yearly fam­ily re­unions, where he chat­ted with rel­a­tives, par­took in the corn­hole tour­na­ment, if only to share his opin­ion and coach, and watched as all of his chil­dren ran around and played. He could al­ways be found cheer­ing on his grand­chil­dren at sport­ing events and rarely missed an op­por­tu­nity to sup­port RCHS ath­let­ics. Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity will never for­get his pres­ence as he sat in the cor­ner at ev­ery sport­ing event. He is sur­vived by the love of his life, whom he mar­ried Au­gust 5, 1960, Mil­dred Jenkins of Front Royal. Four chil­dren, Wanda Early and hus­band Michael of Rix­eyville, VA, Wendy Reid of Sper­ryville, VA and com­pan­ion Larry Brown, Kathy Atkins and hus­band Jerry of Brown­town, VA, and Thomas E. Jenkins, II and wife Bob­bie Jo of Stan­ley, VA. Nine grand­chil­dren, An­gela Jenkins and hus­band Adam of Wash­ing­ton, VA, Wally Reid and wife Heather of Culpeper, VA, Tif­fany Kibbe and hus­band David of Winch­ester, VA, Krys­tal Smoot of Brown­town, VA, Eric Es­parolini of Abi­lene, TX, Me­gan Early and fi­ancé Lance Wal­ters of Rix­eyville, VA, Tay­lor Jo and Tyler Jenkins of Stan­ley, VA, and Chris­tian Lu­cas of Stan­ley, VA. Five great grand­chil­dren, Bri­anna Set­tle, Mi­ran­dah and Ryan Jenkins and Dy­lan and Olivia Reid. Three sis­ters, Shirley Hitt, Mar­garet Bright, Nancy Jenkins and hus­band, Frank and brother, Bobby Jenkins and wife Linda. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents John Lloyd and Car­rie Jenkins; broth­ers, John Jenkins, Jr. and Charles Jenkins; and sis­ter, Rachel Ann Jenkins. Ed­die was loved and re­spected by fam­ily and friends and will be greatly missed. The fam­ily re­ceived friends on Tues­day, October 3, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Found and Sons Fu­neral Chapel, 850 Sper­ryville Pike, Culpeper, VA. A fu­neral ser­vice was held on Wed­nes­day, October 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Found and Sons Fu­neral Chapel. In­ter­ment fol­lowed in Sper­ryville Ceme­tery. In lieu of flow­ers, please make do­na­tions to RCHS Ath­let­ics; checks payable to RCHS Ath­let­ics, Ed­die Jenkins in the memo line, 12576 Lee Hwy, Wash­ing­ton, VA 22747. An on­line guest­book and trib­ute wall are avail­able at www.foun­dand­ Found and Sons Fu­neral Chapel of Culpeper is serv­ing the fam­ily.

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