JAMES H. 'Butch' JENKINS Jr.

JAMES H. 'Butch' JENKINS Jr.

JONESBOROUGH —James H. “Butch” Jenkins Jr., 70, of Greeneville, passed away Tuesday evening at Greeneville Community Hospital West.

He was born Nov. 5, 1948, in Johnson City, a son of the late James H. Jenkins and Peggy Sue Hutchison. He was preceded in death by his brother: Ronald W. Jenkins, in 2016; and his father James H. Jenkins, in 2001; and many more before them.

Mr. Jenkins lived at Greene Valley Developmental Center from its inception in 1960 until it was closed in 2016. In 2016, D&S Community Services took over his care, where he remained until his passing. His family is very thankful to the multitude of skilled professionals at both GVDC and D&S for providing exceptional care, love, and friendship for almost 60 years.

Mr. Jenkins is survived by one niece: Kimberly M. Adkins and her family, of Greeneville; one nephew: Ronald W. Jenkins II and his family, of Limestone; many cousins; an aunt; an uncle; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.

Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in Dillow-Taylor Chapel, conducted by Pastor Mike Young.

A graveside service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the Jenkins family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.