Frank “Turtle” Jenkins, 77, of Crossett, formerly of Lake Village, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born in El Dorado, on Oct. 5, 1941, to his parents, Doris and Bessie McKinnon Jenkins.
He was a member of South Main Baptist Church, and served in the United States Navy. He retired as a millwright in the tissue department at Georgia Pacific after 38 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carol Evon Bates Jenkins of
Crossett; three sons, Dennis Jenkins and wife, Pam, of Bonney Lake, Wash., Bobby Jenkins and wife, Phyllis, of Crossett, Donald Jenkins and wife, Jennifer, of Wauwatosa, Wis.; two sisters, Theresa Godwin and husband, Bobby, of El Dorado, and Katie McGarry and husband, Shaun, of Baton Rouge, La.; and six grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 1 p.m., Friday, July 12 at South Main Baptist Church, 2801 Main St. in Crossett, with the Rev. Lyle Hern and the Rev. Roy Grantham officiating, followed by an interment at Philadelphia Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Visitation will also be at South Main Baptist Church.