William Jenkins

William Jenkins

Friday, April 22nd, 1927 Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

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Obituary for William Mellotte Jenkins Jr.

William “Bill” Jenkins of Hagerstown, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Doey’s House, Hagerstown, Maryland.
Bill was a WWII and Korean War veteran serving in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corp.
Bill was an engineer in the defense industry. He went on to own and operate a Chevron station in Boonsboro, Maryland. After selling the station he was a realtor in Maryland. During his retirement, he worked as a security guard.
Bill enjoyed hunting, watching sports, horse races, and reading poetry. He especially enjoyed talking to people and telling stories. For several years he owned racehorses, racing them at The Charlestown Racetrack in Charlestown, WV. `
He was preceded in death by his parents, William & Blanche Jenkins, one daughter, Donna, and an infant grandson, Joseph.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Alice, along with ten children, Suzanne “Sue”, William “Mike”, Daryl and wife Kathleen, Dianne and husband Denis Collins, Karen, Teresa and husband John Barteau, Mark, Ryan and wife Tracy, Carl, Katherine “Kate” and husband Mark Hurley. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, Sarah, Aaron, Alicia, Seth, Anna, Heidi, Carie, Amanda, Angie, Edward, Jason, Daniel, Billyray, Christian, Kris, Mandy, Brandon, Petra, Celeste, Ellie, and Rosie; and many great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on January 15, 2021, at 10:30 am at Saint Mary Catholic Church, 224 W Washington St, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Memorial donations can be sent to Doey’s House, 11370 Caring Pathway Lane, Hagerstown, MD 21742 (Hospice of Washington County)

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  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, January 15th, 2021 | 10:00am
    St. Mary Catholic Church
    224 W. Washington Street
    Hagerstown, MD
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    Friday, January 15th, 2021
  • Interment

    Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery
    14205 Pleasant Valley Rd.
    Flintstone, Maryland
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Kathleen Jenkins

Our house at 6633 Idaho Ave N. Brooklyn Park, Mn.
Jack and Grace lived in a house close to the park if you Google this address. Mom will be surprised at cost now!
I played baseball at that park with Dad.Also,Dad and Jack painted the wooden boat (red/white).
I remember Jack and Dad coming home from hunting with duck.
There’s a picture I sent with Grandpa,Dad,Daryl and Aaron. 4 Generations.
Comment | Posted at 06:50pm via Condolence

Ryan Jenkins

Awesome picture and memory, I love the stories from you and Dianne about Dad in the early years (60’s/70’s)
Posted at 09:24pm

Heidi Chapman

All my deepest memories of Grampa were from my childhood. He would pull me onto his lap and try to explain the Redskins play calls. And I remember him excusing the Seahawks as an “okay” alternate team. Sometimes he would play a game with me called “Billy Bee” who was a tickle bug that would zip on in for a good tickle. When he would visit in Washington, we had our “thing”. It was blackberry picking. I remember how astonished he always was that I was able to just push through into tiny spots to get the big juicy ones with out getting hurt. How the pokes wouldn’t bother me, until we got hime and had time to look. I would tell him that it did hurt, I just let it be one big hurt rather than a lot of littles, and can still remember his eyes getting big and him hugging me and whispering “always remember that”.
Now I understand why he said that. It makes all the difference. Our relationship may have not been tight as I was an adult, but we’d always come together with blackberries.
Funny thing is- I don’t even like blackberries. But I love my grandpa.

My heart rests is knowing that he is in heaven with his Lord and Savior. And my husband Sean reminded me so delicately, “(Granpa) is no longer in pain, and is no longer alone.” We all know he needed that social interaction. He is rested, renewed, relieved.
Comment | Posted at 02:34pm via Condolence

Karen Jenkins

I always appreciated how Dad was so outgoing and social. I thought he could start a conversation with just about anyone. It instilled in me a courage to break out of my shell and try to do the same in situations where I normally would not. I loved how he enjoyed nature and the simpler things in life. Our Sunday afternoon adventures, climbing, hiking, identifying various plants was something I treasure to this day and I know has made an impact in my life. No big city life for me!
Comment | Posted at 12:01pm via Condolence

Kathleen Jenkins

I remember the dew berries if you ever need to eat anything in the woods! Loved his Smile!Loved him so Much!
Posted at 01:36pm


Mom and Sue - I am so sorry for your loss. Remember the good times we had with him, his smiling eyes and his funny laugh, his Dad jokes and his poems
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