James Roy Jenkins

June 7, 1947 ~ February 3, 2020 (age 72)


TUPELO -   Mr. James Roy Jenkins, Sr., age 72, died Monday, February 3, 2020 at North MS Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born June 7, 1947 in Fort Worth, Texas to James Jenkins and Evadell Arnold Jenkins. He worked as a welder employed by American Motors. James enjoyed going to church, gospel singings, and going to yard sales. He was a member of Brewer Baptist Church.

A memorial service will be at 2 PM, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Shannon with Bro. Tim Tutor and Bro. John Davis officiating. Private burial will follow at Doty Chapel Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences to the family may be posted at

Survivors include his three sons, Jimmy Jenkins of Kenosha, WI, Jeff Jenkins and Scott Jenkins, both of Russellville, AL; sisters, Linda Jenkins of Kenosha, WI and Barbara Jones (Paul) of Terrell, TX; brother, Raymond Funderburk (Sue) of Kenosha, WI; three grandsons, one granddaughter, and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, C. W. and Evadell Arnold Funderburk, and his father, James Jenkins.

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