Rufus Wayne Jenkins Jr.

May 19, 1935December 10, 2020

Mr. Rufus Wayne Jenkins, 85, of Norris, SC passed away, at home, on Thursday December 10, 2020. Rufus way born in Waynesville, NC on May 19, 1935 to the late Anna Bell (Moody) Jenkins and Rufus Tillman Jenkins. Rufus was retired from South Fork Mill. He was a member of the Baptist Faith. He will be missed by many.

Besides his parents, Rufus is preceded in death by his wife, Reba (McDonald) Jenkins, two sisters, Naomi Price and Alice Blanton and two brothers, Dallas “Cooter” Jenkins and William “Bill” Jenkins.

Rufus leaves behind four children, Becky Ann Phillips and husband Randy of Gastonia, Julia Renee Laster and husband Bud of Dallas, Jennifer Dawn Guffey and husband Mackie of Norris, SC and David Andrew Jenkins and his wife Karen of Dallas. Two sisters are grieving the loss of their brother, Mary Jo Maynor and her husband Ben and Betty Ann Mc Culough and her husband Jack of Gaffney, SC. Missing their grandfather are 10 grandchildren, 21, great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service for Rufus will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday December 20, 2020 at Carothers Funeral Home Chapel, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia. Burial will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.

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The staff of Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley and at Gaston Memorial Park are honored to serve the Jenkins family.


  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, December 20, 2020

  • Graveside Committal Service

    Sunday, December 20, 2020


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Jennifer Guffey

December 15, 2020

I am going to say daddy you may be gone but you are not forgotten. I love you and I miss you so much and I promise I will be there soon before you know it!! Kiss momma for me and until we meet again fly high daddy 💜💜💜💜