Roanoke- George C. Jenkins, 85, of Roanoke, IL, passed away at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.
He was born on February 25, 1930 in Gridley, IL to Lester George and Anna Groth Jenkins. He married Audrey Brubaker on October 17, 1953 in Roanoke, IL. She passed away on October 3, 2007.
Surviving are two sons, Steve (Chris) Jenkins; George (Kim) Jenkins both of Roanoke; one daughter, Carol (Tom) Robison of Sauk Rapids, MN; two sisters, Bonnie (Ed) Mayhall of Eureka; Sandy (Bob) Staley of Chillicothe; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Barb Robison, one granddaughter, Amy Robison, five sisters, Mildred, Gladys, Dorothy, Hazel and Virgina, and two brothers, Lester and Frank.
An Army Veteran, George proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of the Roanoke American Legion Post #463.
George worked at Hallmark in Metamora for 34 years retiring as quality control manager in 1989.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Roanoke, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am. Rev. Bruce Scarbeary will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9-10 am prior to the services at the church. Burial with military rites will be held at the Roanoke Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Roanoke.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com.
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