Mr. Gary Wayne “Chicken Man” Jenkins was born into this world on October 2, 1951 in Lafayette, TN to the late Jesse T. Jenkins, Jr. and Betty Jean Meador Perrigo. On Monday, May 15, 2023, the angels carried Gary to his Heavenly Reward, at the age of seventy-one years, seven months, and thirteen days. The Lord saved Gary’s soul on a Friday many years ago. He was baptized into New Design Missionary Baptist Church and was faithful to attend as long as his health permitted.
Gary served his country and joined the United States Airforce on August 31, 1971. He was honorably discharged on August 30, 1977. He married his wife and best friend, Ethelda Joyce Law, on January 10, 1986. They were blessed to raise three children and spend thirty-two years together before her passing on March 17, 2018. Gary loved trading, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play, and spending time with his family and grandkids.
Along with his mother, father, and dear wife, Gary was also proceeded in death by Daughter, Kimberly Lee Jenkins; Stepfather, A.P. Perrigo; Stepmother, Emerjean Jenkins; Sister, Tammy Jenkins; and Infant Brother, Tony Perrigo. Gary will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him, but he is now reunited with his “Pellie”. Mr. Gary Jenkins is survived by; Sons, Jeremy Marshall, and Scotty Jenkins and wife, Joni; Grandchildren, Bryson Jenkins, Hunter Jenkins, Kierston Jenkins, Bella Jenkins, Amelia Jenkins, Keegan Jenkins, Myles Jenkins, Brianna Santillan, Issac Marshall, and Kennedy Marshall; Great Grandchildren, Ophelia Jenkins and Easton McFayden.
Funeral services for Mr. Gary “Chicken Man” Jenkins were conducted on Friday, May 19, 2023, from The Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Brother Tim Lowhorn and Brother Brian Flynn officiating. Interment followed in The Macon County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were; Johnny Coley, Chris Phillips, Darrell Jenkins, Jason Brooks, Bryson Jenkins, Isaac Marshall, Hunter Jenkins, Scott Day, Billy Bransford, and John Sewell.
Alexander Funeral Home, Directors, in charge of arrangements. 615-666-2189 or www.alexanderfh.com