James Albert Jenkins, age 66 of Fair Bluff passed on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Lifecare Center in Whiteville.
Final rites will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Worthington Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in the Meares Cemetery with military honors.
The family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn.
He was the son of the late Rudolph Jenkins and Marlene Jenkins Meares and step-father, Norlie Meares. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Wayne Jenkins.
He honorable served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Marine Corp. James was a lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans Association, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the American Legion.
To cherish his memory he leaves his wife, Darlene Boatwright Jenkins of the home; a daughter, Sabrina J. Ward (Shane Cartrette) of the home; a son, James William Jenkins (Jill) of Fair Bluff; four siblings, Martha J. Grainger (Mitchell) of Tabor City, Vicky J. Owens of Fair Bluff, Rhonda J. Johnson (Van) of Dillon, SC and Terry A. Jenkins (Frances) of Latta, SC; four grandchildren, Brianna N. Ward, Blake A. Ward, Jenna F. Jenkins and Jaida H. Jenkins all of Fair Bluff.