Gregory "Greg" James Jenks

October 1, 1969May 2, 2018

Gregory James Jenks, 48, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan after a long and courageous struggle with illness.

He was born October 1, 1969 in Lansing, Michigan, and grew up in the area. He met his wife of many years, Marly Shepard, in grade school, and together they raised their family in Lansing. Greg was a total gearhead, and loved to work on anything with a motor. He recently fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning an antique truck. Above all, he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, pets and large extended family.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marly; his children, Kristen Jenks, Gregory Jenks Jr., Michael Jenks, and Josh (Debra) Shepard; his grandchildren, Anthony Jenks, Hayden Jenks, Sophia Jenks, Zoe Cardenas and Allie Shepard; his parents, Kathy (Tim) Musser and Larry Jenks; his parents-in-law, Roger and Marlene Shepard; his grandfather, William (Carol) Lemm II; his siblings, Larry R. (Shelly) Jenks Jr., Ronald M. (Dianne) Jenks, Juanita Cardenas, and Nadia (Jason) Langenbacher; his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins including his childhood best friend, Mike (Jaye) Showerman.

A celebration of life will be held 12-5 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the VFW Post #7309, 1243 Hull Rd., Mason, MI 48854.

In memory of Greg’s love for his children and grandchildren, memorial gifts may be made to his family. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Celebration of LIfe Friday, May 18, 2018

Gregory "Greg" James Jenks

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