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James L. Jenkins Jr.

February 12, 1951 — September 6, 2022

James L. Jenkins Jr., 71, a lifelong resident of Norwich, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at Chenango Memorial Hospital.


Born on February 12, 1951, in Norwich, James was the son of James L. Jenkins, Sr. and Josephine (George) Taylor. He graduated with the Norwich High School Class of 1969, then worked construction with Wehrli Construction as a heavy equipment operator. James was also a lineman with several cable construction companies. Later in life, he worked for Rentals-to-Go while also tending bar for his beloved friends Patty and Robert Kohls. James was a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed watching tennis matches on TV alongside his beloved dog, Abi. He especially appreciated the friendship he received from many over the years.


James is survived by his son, James L. Jenkins III and his wife, Stefanie, of Midland, GA; daughter, Stacy Jenkins, of Ravena, NY; grandchildren, Jalen Jenkins, Jacob Jenkins, Troy Jenkins, Nasir Tune, and Santana McIntosh; siblings, Karin Jenkins, Janice Coulson, Cheryl Clark, Sandra Crawford, Phyllis Lewis, and Warren Taylor; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Special love and appreciation to James’ devoted friend, Mary Lou White. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by his siblings, Phoebe Kipp, Eleanor Powell, and Richard Jenkins.


Friends are invited to call at the Wilson Funeral Home on Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. There will be no funeral service. Contributions in James’ memory may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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