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Wayne Alan Jenkins October 14, 1973 - February 6, 2024

Born: Sunday Oct 14, 1973

Died: Tuesday Feb 6, 2024

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Wayne Alan Jenkins, 50, passed away Tuesday, February 6th at his home.

A memorial service will be held at Fair Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday, February 18th at 2:00pm.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Military Honors will be performed by the Rockingham County Veterans Honor Guard.

Wayne was born October 14, 1973 to Ronald Jenkins and Pamela Goin Jenkins in Seattle, Washington.  After graduating from Everette High School in 1992, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1992, serving until 1998.  When the Iraq war began, Wayne, re-enlisted in the Marines in 2004.  After being honorably discharged in North Carolina, he remained in the state and began a career in computer engineering.  He eventually settled in Rockingham County.  At the time of his passing, Wayne was employed at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center. He loved his family dearly, especially Alan and Lance. His boys were the love of his life.

He was a member of the Rockingham County Veterans Honor Guard and Rockingham Food Coalition and served for many years with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots.  Recently he organized a local branch of the Young Marines chapter.  Wayne was a faithful member of Immanuel Friends Church in Eden.

Left to cherish his memory are his twin sons, Alan and Lance Jenkins; Karen Jenkins, the mother of the twins; father, Ronald Jenkins, brother, Stephen Jenkins (Loreen), sister, Paula Jenkins (Victor), all from Washington; the boys’ adopted grandmother, Ann Fish of Eden; nephew, Brody Jenkins; nieces, Bella Jenkins, Brianna Jenkins, Natalie Jenkins, and Latrice Jenkins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Pamela Goin Jenkins.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Semper Fi! Old Friend.

Barry Hales

Alan and Lance you are blessed to have had such a caring father. It was very obvious how much he loved the two of you. Praying for comfort and peace and long lasting memories to cherish.

Alyssa Harris and family

Fair winds and following sea's brother. We've only known you for a couple of years, and I can assure you that you may be gone, we will remember you forever. Prayers for his family and friends, I only met Alan and Lance at the American Legion and Jacobs Creek when visiting with disabled veterans, you are fine young men, I don't know anything else to say except be strong and prayers for precious memories.

Tony K Hill, CWO-4 USN Ret.

Karen, Lance, and Alan, I am so sorry to read about Wayne's/your dad's death. we love you guys and praying for you all.

Emalie Harrison

I had the pleasure to get to know Wayne through the Honor Guard. As a fellow Iraq veteran, I felt a definite kinship to him. When we talked he always mentioned his sons. He was very proud of them and, from what I've heard, he had good reason to be. 

May God bless you, his family. you have my deepest sympathy.

Rob Good

Family of Wayne A Jenkins

On behalf of the Rockingham County DAV(Disabled American Veterans), it is with great honor and respect we offer our condolences to you in this mournful time of sorrow. We are proud to have been associated with our comrade during several events and services.within Rockingham County.

Although not a member of our organization, Wayne was an integral part of our services, and will be sorely missed.

Terry M Davis


DAV (Disabled American Veterans)

NC Chapter 63


Terry M Davis

Benjamin Disraeli, an English author said "The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example."

The members of the American Legion William C. Johnson Post 534 Mayodan, NC are grateful for our brother in arms who left us that inheritance! 

David Bray

Deep condolences to the Jenkins family for your loss. I was in membership with Wayne in the Jerry L. Mc Kenney Detachment of the Marine Coreps League of Rockingham County NC and was privilaged to have interacted with Sargeant Jenkins.He was a dedicated Citizen and Marine to the highest standard..He hosted our last Marine Corps League Birthday Ball  that was a memorable event this past November. He tirelessly worked with Veterans ;Children and the public including being a Honor Guard member of Rockingham County NC.His presence will be a hard endeavor to get over and boots not easily filled.Rest  easy Marine  your watch is at it's end.You have served your country well.

Chet H. Chrismon Past Commandant Marine Corps League #1232 Rockingham County NC

Miss you brother!

Joshua Avina

Karen  I'm so sorry  to hear about  Wayne  I'm in shock you an the boys are in my thoughts  an prayers  an Ann Fish an the rest of his family 

Love Libby Barrett 

Libby Barrett

We would like send our condolences and prayers to the Jenkins family. May God comfort you during this time. 

*Cornerstone Christian Center


Tonya Hooper and Dr. Neleeta Alexander

I wish I could say I have a personal recollection of Wayne but its either my failing memory or that I've only been associated with Post 8297 for a couple of years.  It does seem we shared a similar desire to get back into the fight as I similarly reenlisted with the Army after a 10 year hiatus (not recommended but I'm glad I did it).  If there is anything I can do to help don't hesitate to ping me.  I'm certain the Post shares my sentiment.  

Paul Van Etten

So sorry  for yalls loss I am praying  for yall I loss my son in June I know the hurt and pain yall but there's nomore struggles yall will see him in heaven is the best place he could ever praying  God karen  and the kids I am so sorry

Katina R White

I did not know Wayne personally but I noticed his obit while looking for my cousin Marty Wall who just passed. First, id like to say thank you for your service I sincerely believe God has extra special accommodations for our soldiers up in Heaven. Also if like to send my condolences to his family and loved ones. May the good Lord bless you with peace in your hearts and great memories to cherish forever. 

Denise Helms Boyd

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