Mr. Gary Leonard Jenkins Sr.

February 19, 1953December 30, 2012

Mr. Gary Leonard Jenkins, Sr., 59, of Greensboro, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Vanstory Chapel.

Mr. Jenkins was born February 19, 1953 in Dobson to J.V. and Roxie Jenkins. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. He was an employee at Contract Erectors for 23 years.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mary Ann Jenkins, a brother, Edward Jenkins and his loving poodles, Sambo and Samantha Jenkins.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Bessie Saunders Jenkins, his beloved son, Gary Leonard Jenkins II of the home, sister, Barbara Darlene Jenkins of Dobson, brothers; Charles Dale Jenkins, Joseph “Jody” William Jenkins both of Yadkinville, his loving poodles; Mantha, Midnight, Sam, Bear, and Miracle. He is also survived by his second family and friends at Card Masters Entertainment, APA and Piedmont Dart Association.

He was a loving husband, father, son and brother.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and other times at the residence.

A memorial service will also be held in Dobson at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, SPCA, PO Box 4461, Greensboro, NC 27404.



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Mr. Gary Leonard Jenkins Sr.

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Paul Garris

March 1, 2013

I met and talked with Gary many times over the last 20 odd years.He was ALWAYS had the most genuine,friendly and kind
demeanor of anyone in the room.I repeat
that I never heard him EVER say a vile
word about anyone.He was so full of life radiated LOVE for his Wife, Nunni.
We talked many times.He imparted his knowledge and insight into question I
might have with a comforting delivery.
He was what I like to call a Man's man,
without any macho ego.I have lost a friend, the world has lost a Bright Light and Dear Nunni and Gary's family
have lost a priceless human being.All too sudden to process.With tears in my eyes, I wish Comfort and Solace to Nunni and Family for this tragic loss.
In Respectful Loving Memory, forever.

Rick Hardy

February 9, 2013

I am truely sorry for your loss. I know I am late to respond but know that as soon as I saw the post I had to let you know that I will miss throwing with a good man. I love to talk with Gary about his job as he would whip me at darts. And he had an open ear to my job as a mechanic as well. He will be missed!

Carol Holyfield Medders

January 6, 2013

So very sorry for your loss.We will keep you and the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Don Thornton

January 6, 2013

I was very saddened to hear of Gary''s passing--he was always the consummate friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Gary will be greatly missed.

Orestes Castro

January 6, 2013

My deepest Sympathy to his family and friends.

Terry and Denise Milton

January 6, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of our good friend. Always so positive and happy, Gary will certainly be missed by so many. It was always good to see him at the dart tournaments. Love to Nunni and family.

Don Liebes

January 5, 2013

It was always a pleasure to be around Gary. He had a great sense of humor and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. I had a tremendous respect for him. Gary, you will be missed.

Bill McGuire

January 5, 2013

I still remember back in '93 when he asked me to come up to throw A league darts with his team just forming at WEOH. What a leader. My favorite memory was playing 2x01 with 182 left, he tossed 120 with a dart left and looked at me to ask if I was OK with a 2. Sure, he hit his 180 and I took it out next dart. Those were the days. RIP friend.

Debra McCusker

January 5, 2013

I have known Gary for only a short time, about 8 or 9 months. We came to know each other while playing on the same APA pool team. In that interval, I came to respect him as an excellent player and hard worker. Gary was always calm and matter-of-fact. Throughout our entire acquaintance, I never heard him whine about anything.

There were weeks during our pool league play where Gary would appear for a match, play, and then drive 3 or 4 hours to reach a job site where he had to operate a crane the next day. He was a guy who just did what had to be done and never complained.

My sympathies go out to Gary's family. My prayers are with you all as you cope with the loss of your most loved partner, anchor, and friend.

Brenda Stratton

January 5, 2013

I was surprised to hear that Gary had passed away. He always had a smile, even when he lost a dart game. He was a great guy and will be missed by everyone. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.