Bob Jenkins 83, of Wilmington passed away Wednesday morning, August 1, 2018 at the home of his niece Tammy Hostetler in Sneads Ferry, NC.
Bob was born in Sneads Ferry on March 29, 1935 the son of the late George Vernon and Ruby Holland Shepard Jenkins. He was also preceded in death by a sister Patricia Ann Flynn, and a niece Cheri Lynn Bean.
He went to Dixon School and continued his education to interior design at New York School of Design.
He loved Wilmington, if that is not already a given. He has always had a servants heart and really enjoyed helping others. His true passion was for history and to really make an impact on our local community and the very important preservation process of downtown Wilmington and it’s history. He thoroughly enjoyed people, was incredibly witty and truly had a soft spot for children. His tour company, Wilmington Adventure Tours was truly gratifying and something he took the upmost pride in.
He is survived by his caretaker and niece Tammy R. Hostetler and husband Thomas, formerly of Wilmington and now a longtime resident of Sneads Ferry, and their children, Christoffer Hostetler, and Andy Hostetler, Alexandria Hostetler Schmidheiser and husband Ryan and their son, Landon, nephew Milton Buergey and son Tyler. He is also survived by his younger sister, Meriam Mae Jenkins, her daughters, DeVonda Kaye Thompson and husband Buddy and her daughter Karen Thompson and husband David all of Sneads Ferry. Also surviving is a devoted cousin Michael Moore of Wilmington.
A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday August 5, 2018 at St. Jude’s Metropolitan Church, 19 N. 26th Street. Pastor John A. McLaughlin will officiate the service. A reception will immediately follow the service where the family will see friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to St. Jude’s Metropolitan Community Church at TMCFunding.com
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.
Date: Sunday, August 5, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday August 5, 2018 at St. Jude Metropolitan Church, 19 N. 26th Street. Pastor John A. McLaughlin will officiate the service.
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