The funeral for Rees Jenkins Jr. will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shandon Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church memorial gardens.
The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
He was born to missionaries in Kobe, Japan, a son of the late Rev. Charles Rees Jenkins Sr. and Elizabeth Noble Simons Jenkins. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII. He retired from Southern National Bank following a long career as a bank trust officer.
Helping his family and others use their talents in meaningful service cast a sunny ray of meaning on his work in the financial marketplace. He made our work possible, not only because he provided so well, but also he set the example we needed to move forward with faith.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Betty Marshall Jenkins; his sons, Rees Jenkins III of Raleigh, N.C., Marshall Jenkins (Wanda Cantrell) of Rome, Ga.; a daughter, Jane Jenkins Booth (Blair) of Cary, N.C.; four grandchildren, Dylan Jenkins, Wilson Booth, Graham Booth and Philip Jenkins; a brother, Dr. Arthur S. Jenkins of Raleigh; and a sister, Elizabeth J. DeVane of Mt. Pleasant.
Memorials may be made to Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street, Columbia, S.C., 29201.
Published in The Robesonian from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, 2016