GALENA — When Carolyn, his beloved sweetheart of 52 years died last August, John told her he would meet her at the Eastern Gate. Their reunion took place Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009.
John was born Dec. 30, 1935, in Columbus to the late Kenneth and Evelyn (Sharp) Jenkins. John retired from Timken in 1989.
He is survived by three children, Jana Zaffini, Julie Zehr of Columbus, Jack Jenkins of Westerville; 14 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Barb Troutman; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Also preceded in death by brother, Wendell.
Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Sunbury Christian Church, 250 Rainbow Ave., Sunbury, where funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m., with Pastor Mike Bratten officiating. Burial will follow in Berkshire Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.
Memorial contributions can be made to his church building fund. Condolences at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.