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Fred W Jenkins

August 23, 1947 — November 26, 2023

Apopka, Florida

We deeply regret to announce the passing of Fred W Jenkins, a beloved husband, brother, uncle, and friend. Fred was born on August 23, 1947, in Elizabethton, TN, to his parents Jack and Ilena Jenkins. He peacefully departed this world on November 26, 2023, in Altamonte Springs, FL. Fred will be remembered for his vibrant personality and his ability to bring joy and laughter to everyone he encountered.

Throughout his life, Fred possessed an incredible gift for connecting with people. He never met a stranger and took great pleasure in engaging in conversations that left lasting impressions on those fortunate enough to cross paths with him. His warm presence and infectious laughter brought comfort and solace to many.

Fred had a strong faith in the Lord and found solace in listening to gospel music. It was through these hymns that he experienced a profound sense of peace and spiritual renewal. He also had a deep love for animals, particularly his four-legged fur babies that were cherished companions over the years.

An active member of his community, Fred found great joy in spending time with his dear friends. He was a proud member of the "Mall Group," affectionately known as the Mallies. They formed strong bonds that extended beyond casual gatherings - they were truly family. Fred also shared a close camaraderie with former colleagues who lovingly referred to themselves as the Lunch Bunch group.

In his leisure time, Fred enjoyed pursuing various hobbies and interests. He relished every moment spent participating in activities with the Mallies and cherished their lifelong friendship. Their laughter echoed through countless memories, creating an everlasting bond that cannot be broken.

Fred faced extended illness with strength and resilience throughout the years. Despite the challenges he encountered on this journey, he approached each day with an unwavering spirit that inspired all who knew him.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Ilena Jenkins, his brother Gregory, and his cousin thought of as a sister, Kay Mason. He leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories for his surviving family and friends to hold dear.

Among those who mourn Fred's loss is his devoted wife of 53 years, Janice Patterson Jenkins. Her steadfast love and support brought immeasurable comfort during difficult times. Fred considered her his rock, and their bond was an inspiration to all who witnessed their enduring commitment.

In addition to his wife, Fred is survived by several loved ones who held significant places in his heart. Special Aunt Deloris Jenkins of Pensacola, FL, Sister Pamela Davis of Elizabethton, TN, Brother and Sister-in-Law Troy Sr. and Linda Rinker of Roan Mountain, TN, Thomas and Judy Patterson of Kingsport, TN were cherished family members who stood by Fred's side throughout his journey.

Fred had enduring friendships that resembled sibling relationships. Lance and Ann Pierce of Pensacola, FL, Jim Mason of Flippin, AR were thought of as siblings by Fred. Their unwavering support provided him with immeasurable strength during challenging times.

Tributes are also due to special family members who played prominent roles in Fred's life. Special Nephew Troy Jr. and Rebecca Rinker from New York City brought immense joy to Fred's life. Their presence filled the room with laughter that resonated in every corner. Likewise, special great nephew Troy Rinker III from New York City was a source of endless delight for Fred.

Fred took great pride in his niece Kim Davis from Elizabethton, TN. Her love and affection brought immense comfort to him during trying times. Brian and Jacob Pierce from Pensacola, FL were special nephews who lovingly shared countless moments brimming with laughter alongside their beloved uncle.

A special mention is also due to cherished friends Barbara and Spencer Cory White, who offered unwavering support and friendship throughout the years. Their presence brightened countless days and provided heartfelt comfort.

Fred W Jenkins' impact was widespread, extending beyond his immediate family. Numerous nieces, nephews, and friends have been touched by his genuine kindness and infectious laughter. Their lives have been enriched through his presence.

Services to honor Fred's life will be held at the Highland Funeral Home & Memory Gardens located at 3329 E Semoran Blvd, Apopka, FL 32703. The visitation will take place from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on December 2, 2023. A funeral service will follow from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM on December 2, 2023. The final graveside service will be conducted from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on December 2, 2023.

During this time of mourning, we extend our deepest condolences to all those who were blessed to have known and loved Fred W Jenkins. May his soul find eternal rest, and may his legacy of love and laughter continue to inspire us all.

The Family Requests In Lieu Of Flowers To Make a Donation To Your Local Animal Shelter.

 

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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3329 E Semoran Blvd, Apopka, FL 32703

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 2, 2023

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

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