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Howard Jenkins

BLACKSBURG -- Howard Lewis Jenkins, 59, of 1876 Piedmont Road, was called home to be with the Lord on Feb. 13, 2008, after a two year battle with cancer.

A native of King's Creek, he was the son of Howard and Ada Lewis McSwain Jenkins of Blacksburg.

He was first and foremost a wonderful, Godly husband and father, owner of H. Lewis Construction Company and a member of Smyrna Baptist Church for over 30 years, where he held many offices. He was also an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, part time farmer and lover of the land.

Mr. Jenkins is survived by his wife, Diane Doster Jenkins; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Seth Dedmond of Clover; a son, Ashley Jenkins of Blacksburg and his fiancée, Angel Brantley of York; a granddaughter, Olivia Dedmond of Clover; a godson and godgranddaughter, John Glen Martin and Elizabeth Martin of Hickory Grove whom he loved as his own; one brother, James Jenkins of Blacksburg; two sisters, Shirley Short of Blacksburg and Lois King of Clover.

The family will host a receiving of friends from 7 until 8:30 Friday evening at Gordon Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Baptist Church, with interment following in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church Youth and Children, 1613 McGill Highway, Smyrna, SC 29743 or to the charity of your choice.

An online guestbook is available at www.gordonmortuary.com.

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