Gerald E. Jenkins

Gerald E. Jenkins age 79 of Townsend passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011 at the family home. He retired after 24 years from the United States Air Force. Gerald enjoyed spending time with children and grandchildren. He liked playing cards and bowling and his dogs. Preceded in death by: Parents, Ronald & Charlotte Jenkins; Daughter, Elaine C. Jenkins; Son, Ronald Francis Jenkins. Survivors include: Wife of 57 years, Jean Jenkins; Son, Gerald Edward Jenkins II; Daughters, Julie Jenkins Walters (Jon Michael) and Kathy Jenkins; 5 Grandchildren; 5 Great-Grandchildren. Memorial service will be at 7:00 PM, Monday, October 10, 2011 at Smith West Chapel. Family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 PM, Monday, October 10, 2011 at Smith West Chapel. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.smithmortuary.com.

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