George Deane Jenkins

George Deane Jenkins, 72, of Marietta, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Tuesday, March 3, 1942, in Marietta, to the late Everette Webster and Kathryn Anne Smithberger Jenkins.

George served proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, worked for Kardex Systems from 1972-2004 as a welder, and drove a bus for Morgan Community Action after retirement. He enjoyed all his dogs, especially Lily.

George is survived by his wife, Nancy Wayt Jenkins; children, Johnna Jones (Michael) and Kathy Deane Jenkins, both of North Carolina, and Wendy Deane Jenkins-DeLuca (Jason) of Youngstown, Ohio; grandchildren, Heather Wilfong (Jeremiah) of Maryland, Michael DeLuca of Youngstown, Ohio, and Ashley Shaw of North Carolina; great-granddaughter, Naomi Shaw; and a brother, Daniel Jenkins also survives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Jenkins.

A memorial service will be held at a later date to remember George.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Humane Society, P.O. Box 5, Marietta 45750.

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