Walter Glenn Jenkins, 81, passed away March 1, 2014 at Trinity Village after a period of declining health. Walter was born January 31, 1933 in Cleveland Co. to the late Willie Watkins "Will" and Ola Mae Jenkins Jenkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters Ruth Bowen and Jennie Whisnant and 2 brothers, Ray and James Jenkins. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, co-owner and operator of Jenkins, Davidson, Holland Assoc. and a veteran of the U. S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Swanson Jenkins of the home; daughter, Lisa Jenkins of Charlotte; step daughter, Kimberly Rae Poovey and husband, Johnny, of Taylorsville; step son, Jeffrey Wayne Kiziah of the home; grandson, Alex Jenkins of Charlotte; step grandson, Conner L. Poovey of Taylorsville; brother, Max Jenkins of Shelby and a sister, Libby Hastings and husband, Norris, of Shelby. A memorial service will be Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 3:00 P. M. at Lakeview Baptist Church with Rev. Troy Grant, Rev. Ben Rowe and Rev. Jerry Hurley officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:45 – 2:45 P. M. at the church. Memorials may be made to The Journey Church of Catawba Co. for the training and development of future leaders that they may spread the gospel, 621 38th. Ave., NE, Hickory, N. C. 28601. A special heart felt thank you to the staff, "Our Extended Family" at Trinity Village, who showed such precious love and support. Condolences may be made on line at www.hickoryfh.com
Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.