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Linwood Jenkins

February 28, 1937 ~ May 22, 2018 (age 81)

Linwood Jenkins, 81, of Crossett, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Audrey's Special Home.  He was born on February 28, 1937, in Fountain Hill, Arkansas to his parents, Arthur Lee “Tea”, and Nellie Carter Jenkins.  After high school and serving short terms in the Army National Guard and Air Force, he began his long career with Georgia Pacific.  For a little over 50 years, he worked throughout the mill and eventually retired in 2006 as a Maintenance Crane Operator.  In his early years, he enjoyed participating in rodeos, buying and selling livestock, and going flying in his small Beechcraft plane.  Linwood was a hard worker who often worked different jobs on the side and played an active role in the Cloverdale Assembly of God church bus ministry for many years.  He loved his church, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers, Dennie, Dwayne, Paul, Panzie, Edward, Troy, Roy, and Brutus Jenkins; four sisters, Fredia Mae Thomas, Erma Lee Vail, Lois Reitzell, and Jeannette Cox.  He is survived by his wife, Audrey Poole Jenkins of Crossett; two daughters, Karen Bigelow and husband, Chuck, of Providence Village, TX, and Anna Medley and husband, David, of Sheridan, AR; one son, Todd Jenkins and wife, Araceli, of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 25th at the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church, 132 Ashley 15 Rd, Crossett, with Pastors Wes Miller, Justin Uselton, and Travis Roberts officiating, followed by an interment at Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.  Pallbearers are Blake, Landon, and Jarrett Bigelow, and David, Penny, Bruce, Steve, Jeff, and Greg Jenkins.  Honorary pallbearers are Tracy Bulloch, Franklin McElwaney, Kenny Barfield, Virgil Cross, Stephen Cross, Bob Pill, Jr., Eddie Black, and Red Wells.

Visitation will be from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday, also at the church.

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