Mr. Robert “Bob” Jenkins, age 86 of Fernandina Beach passed away Thursday evening, October 6, 2016 at Taylor Care Center in Jacksonville.
Mr. Jenkins was born in Jacksonville, Florida on November 25, 1929; the oldest of two children born to the late Charles and Ila Jenkins.
He attended Robert E. Lee High School and graduated from Technical High School in Jacksonville. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army. In 1954 he married the former Sylvia “Sib” Lang and thus began an Army Career together. His military career took him to Korea where he earned the Bronze Star. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, 3 tours in Germany and at eight military stations in the United States. He retired in Fernandina Beach as Chief Warrant Officer 4.
Mr. Jenkins was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Amelia Lodge #47.
Our Dad loved to tinker around the house and he loved the Army; but most of all this kind, gentle man loved his family and loved our Mother. He often said “She’s the best person I’ve ever known”.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, “Sib”.
He leaves behind two daughters; Codi Kimball and her husband Tony of Jacksonville, FL, Melanie Jenkins of Baltimore, MD, a brother, Johnny Jenkins and his wife Linda of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, two step-grandchildren, Sara Goldberg and her husband Brett and Corey Kimball and his wife Shelli, all of Jacksonville, FL.
CWO Robert S. “Bob” Jenkins will be laid to rest in Jacksonville National Cemetery at 11:00 am on Friday, November 18, 2016 with military honors.