Jackson Markwood Jenkins Sr., 80

January 06, 2011

DEC. 6, 1930-JAN. 5, 2011

Jackson Markwood Jenkins Sr., 80, of Hagerstown, Md., went to be with the Lord on Jan. 5, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born Dec. 6, 1930, he was the son of Emmett Markwood Jenkins, and Bessie Dennis Jenkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sisters, Beulah Hawkins, and Lillian Golden, and one loving granddaughter, Vanessa Nichole Jenkins.

Jackson was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He is survived by his devoted wife, Doris Jean Jenkins (formerly Spigler), and children, Jackson Markwood Jenkins Jr. and wife, Debbie, Susan Herbst and husband, Winston, Donna Jean Cousins and husband, Chuck, Dennis Jenkins, Mark Jenkins and wife, Tina, Michael Jenkins and wife, Kristy, Lelia Cacciola, and Jana Cooper and husband, Eric; and 16 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

He was a talented guitar player, blessed with the gift of music. He shared his joy of music with everyone possible in his life. He was a lifetime member of the Musician's Union, Local 770, A.F. of Maryland. He toured with actor Tim Holt, opening movie houses all across the United States. Jackson's band played the backup music for country music artists Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Jimmy Dickens, and many others when they performed in this area. In 1975, while performing with the Nu-Tones, the band received the "most popular country band in the Tri-State area award" from WYII.  

He was a mechanic all of his life, and retired from Stroehmann Bread Co.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dan Thornton will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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