David M. JenkinsMay 20, 1956 ~ December 30, 2017 (age 61)
Age 61 of Franklin Furnace, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at his home December 30, 2017 after a short battle with cancer, having been diagnosed only three short weeks ago. He was born May 20, 1956 in Ironton to Ralph and Lettie (Igo) Jenkins. He graduated from Green High School in 1974. David was the ultimate family man who always put others before himself. He enjoyed playing with his new granddaughter and his three dogs, watching Westerns, riding 4-wheelers, having family get-togethers, fishing, and building campfires on the Ohio River. He was owner/operator of Kaplan Trucking for more than 20 years.
David is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Debbie; daughter, Samantha (Dustin) Burke and granddaughter, Olivia Burke, all of Pittsboro, NC; mother, Lettie Jenkins of Ironton; brother, Jeremy Jenkins of Rydal, GA; sisters, Judy Jenkins of Franklin Furnace, Kathy (Kent) Greene of Panama City, FL, Anita Via of Ironton; nephew, Shane (Jayma) Jenkins of Franklin Furnace. He was preceded in death by his father.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the people whom he loved and cared for him and assisted the family in his final weeks: Greg and Robin Lang, Bill and Kelly Reinhardt, Steve Sutton, the workers at Lang Trucking, Robert “Bobcat” Bradley, Forest and Christy Burke, Leanna Lemaster, Dustin Burke, Kay Burke, Patty and Dave Phillips, Betty Wagner, Ricky and Bethany Young, Mike and Maria Goodrich, Carolyn Palmer, Shane, Jayma, Ava, and Riddick Jenkins, Bill and Rita Elrod, Sarah and Jeff Patton, Gary and Lynn Dyer, Jack and Connie Boggs, Mike and Connie Young, Steve Young, Judy Jenkins, Traci Voiers. A Go-Fund-Me page to help pay for Dave’s medical and funeral expenses has been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/n7ef9-daves-medical-fund.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018 at D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in Wheelersburg with Pastor Ronnie Blevins officiating. Interment will follow at Haverhill Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.DWSwickNelsonFuneralHome.com. Flowers will also be appreciated.
Through David’s eyes, everyone he knew was considered family and to those of you who have been with us from the start, thank you! “To all the guys at the shop, I’ll miss seeing you every Saturday morning.”