John “Phil” Jenkins

John “Phil” Jenkins

August 28, 1951 ~ May 20, 2021

John Phillip “Phil” Jenkins, 69, of Rossville, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021.  He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late, John & Goldie Adcox Jenkins and had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of his life.  He was of the Baptist faith and was the Owner & Operator of Jenkins Home Maintenance Company for more than 30 years.  He loved spending time with his family & friends and had a passion for the outdoors, either fishing, hunting or even working, he always put his whole heart into everything he did.  He was a loving and devoted brother, father, grandfather and friend that will be truly missed by all who knew him.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Goldie Mai Adcox Jenkins;  wife, Wanda Jean Walker Jenkins and sister, Patricia St. Clair.

Survivors include his son & daughter-in-law, Jeffrey & (Leah) Jenkins;  step-sons, Rodney Lee Pedigo and Troy Eugene Pedigo & family; brother & sister-in-law, Mike & (Darlene) Jenkins;  sisters & brothers-in-law, Linda & (W.L.) Davis, Deborah & (George) Mavity and Bonnie Hendricks;  2 grandchildren, Shailynn Jenkins and Ashlynn Jenkins;  lovingly remembered by friend and companion, Lynda King and numerous extended family & friends.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 24, 2021 in the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with Bro. Gabe Howard officiating and music provided by Gary Howard.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.  Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

6 Comments

  • Mike Jenkins Posted May 22, 2021 4:48 PM

    Phil, thank you for being the best brother and best friend that you were. Freezing in our tree stands hoping to bring home the trophy buck that we never got but it was worth freezing for because we were.doing what brothers do. We never caught the monster Trout but again we were doing what brothers do. I enjoyed building houses with you and teaching me about woodworking You left too soon. There were many more memories to make. But I will cherish the memories we made. If there were more brothers like you the world would be a much better place. My heart is aching and I have shed a million tears but you will always be with me in my heart and in my thoughts. God makes no mistakes and he knew exactly what he was doing when he made us brothers. I’m not going to say goodbye but I love you and I miss you and I thank you for being the brother you were. I thank you for all the things you taught me and all the memories we made.

  • LaDeana Brilling Posted May 22, 2021 8:17 PM

    A man with a heart of gold. Always willing to help and go the extra mile. You were loved more than you knew by so many brother.

  • Ricky L Butler Posted May 24, 2021 1:32 AM

    PHIL WAS MY BEST FRIEND GROWING UP. WE ENJOYED MANY GOOD TIMES TOGETHER HUNTING, FISHING, RIDING MOTORCYCLES,AS I SAY HE WAS MY BEST FRIEND AND WILL ALWAYS REMEMBERED BY ME…WILL MISS YOU PHIL….FROM RICKY BUTLER

  • Betty Ochsenbein White Posted May 25, 2021 6:54 PM

    I have so many fond memories of Phil and his family when we were young. We had the best group of friends. Where one of was then the others followed. I remember summers going to Chester Frost beach, playing volleyball, and most of all simply going cruising along Brainerd Rd . Those times included Phil. What a wonderful time.

  • Diane Entrekin Thomas Posted June 28, 2021 3:03 PM

    Lived next door to Phil for a couple of years! Great guy with a great personality! Just heard of his passing today. My condolence to his family and friends!

  • (Bill) William C Allen Posted July 8, 2021 12:01 AM

    My family and Phil’s lived next door to each other in earlier years. Phil was a great guy and I wish we had been able to get together as the three of us (Mike) had planned a year or two ago. Godspeed to the family and may Phil rest in peace…

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