Robert “Bobby” Lee Jenkins Jr., 71, of the Buladean Community, Bakersville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at his home. He was the son of the late Robert Lee and Martha Honeycutt Jenkins.
Bobby was a member of the St. Paul Free Will Baptist Church, a former Mitchell County Commissioner for 12 years, a farmer, millwright and the “acting mayor” of Buladean. He was a former employee of Mason-Dixon Trucking. His love for God and family was always first in his mind. He showed love for his friends and community by his many acts of kindness, his honesty and integrity.
Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Barbara Honeycutt Jenkins; sons, Toby Lee Jenkins, and wife, Billie, of Mill Springs, and Dr. Tim Douglas Jenkins, and wife, Katie, of Johnson City, Tennessee; brothers, Douglas Jenkins, of Johnson City, Dr. Roger Jenkins, of Knoxville, Tennessee, Tony Jenkins and Lester Jenkins of Bakersville, and half-brother, Donald Jenkins, of Maryland; five grandchildren, Madison and Lindsey, of Mill Springs, and Ella Kate, Ethan and Eamon, of Johnson City; and second father, Jack Street, of Bakersville.
Funeral services were 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in the St Paul Free Will Baptist Church with Scotty Jenkins, Roger Laws, Jimmy Arrowood and Gordon Lewis officiating.
The family received friends two hours before the service. Burial was 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in the Middle District Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chris Jenkins, Matthew Jenkins, Mark Jenkins, Thomas Jenkins, Sean Jenkins, Johnathan Jenkins, Aaron Jenkins, Kenny Butler and Robby Gouge. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Dale Whitson and Dr. Sinisa Haberle. Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Jenkins Family.