Robert Lee Jenkins, 82, of Hays passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at SECU Hospice Home in Yadkinville.  

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Bethel Baptist Church, with Pastor Donnie Shumate and the Rev. Shane Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Tuesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.  

Mr. Jenkins was born March 19, 1937, in Allegany County to Virgil and Vadie Royal Jenkins. He retired after 41 years from Tyson Foods as a grow-out manager. He loved beekeeping and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Billings Jenkins; a sister, Georgia Lovette; and one brother, Conley Jenkins.  

Mr. Jenkins is survived by two sons, Richard Lee Jenkins and wife, Lori, of Yadkinville and Gregory Scott Jenkins and wife, Jeanne, of Lakeland, Fla.; three grandchildren, Cammi Leigh Jenkins, Emma Michelle Jenkins and Trevor Scott Jenkins; his step-grandchildren, Zack Hollar and Justin Gambill; his step-great-grandchildren, Kelsey Grace Hollar and Allison Faith Hollar; one sister, Faye Darnell of Charlotte; three brothers, Luther Jenkins of North Wilkesboro, Bill Jenkins of Georgia and J.C. Jenkins of North Wilkesboro.    

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 243 North Lee Avenue, Yadkinville, N.C. 27055.

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