Tahlequah Daily Press


May 11, 2012

George Granville Jenkins


George Granville Jenkins, retired Tulsa firefighter, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Tahlequah. He was 77 years of age.
Services will be Saturday May 12, at 10 a.m., in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow. Arrangements are under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
George Jenkins was born on July 29, 1934, in Tulsa, the son of James Edward and Evelyn (Long) Jenkins. 
He was a graduate of Will Rogers High School in Tulsa. At the age of 13 he joined his father in his roofing company, J&J Roofing. George and Barbara Jo Duncan were married on Dec. 18, 1954, in Tulsa. He joined the Tulsa Fire Department in 1964 and retired from Station 7 in June 1985. Following his retirement the couple moved to Lake Tenkiller. George was a past Grand Master of the Cherokee Lodge No. 10 AF&AM. He had also served as lodge chaplain. He was also a member of the Bedouin Shrine.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Tahlequah; four children, Mark Jenkins and wife Kim, Steven Jenkins and Karen Lingle, Rhonda Bennett and husband David, and Debra Bennett and husband Gordon; brothers and sisters, Hazel Greer, James Jenkins, Ronnie Jenkins and Charlotte Kelly; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one great-grandchild.
Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, (918) 456-8823.

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