Donald E. “Gene” Jenkins, 82, of New Castle went to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Henry Community Health in New Castle. He was born April 21, 1939 in Lucasville, Ohio, a son of the late German and Marie (Horsley) Jenkins.
He retired as a heavy equipment machine operator in Columbus, OH after 45 years of service. Gene was a member of Faith United Baptist Church in Hagerstown, IN and formerly a member of the Southwest Freewill Baptist Church in Columbus, OH. He enjoyed yard work, woodworking and NASCAR racing. Gene also enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid family man.
Survivors include his wife, Ida M. (Adams) Jenkins; son, Tim (Marla) Pierce of O’Fallon, MO; granddaughters, Amy Jones of New Castle, IN, Stacey Jones of New Castle, IN, Maelynn (Jesse) Staton of Panama City, FL, Morgan Pierce of St. Louis, MO, Mason Pierce of St. Louis, MO and Isabella Pierce of O’Fallon, MO; four great granddaughters, Emmalina, Lauralin, Brinzley and Pierclynn Staton; two great grandsons, Patrick & Lucas Staton; son-in-law, Marshall Jones of New Castle, IN; sister, Delorce Snyder of Columbus, OH; and many relatives, special friends and his beloved dog, Minnie.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jewell (Evans) Jenkins; daughter, Donna Jones and siblings, Paul Jenkins, Janice Estepp and Rita Long.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Rev. John Meade officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. You may express condolences or share a memory of Gene at www.hinsey-brown.com.