John Bartly Jenkins, 44, a lifelong resident of McMinn County, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at a local hospital. He was born in Cleveland on Aug. 30, 1975. John was a heavy equipment operator for several different companies in the area. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Air Force. John was an avid landscaper who loved spending his spare time with his family. He was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be sadly missed by each of them. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jim and Allie Jenkins; and maternal grandparents, Robert and Lorene Key. John leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife, Jessica Jenkins; parents, Johnny and Judy Jenkins of Englewood; two daughters, Alyssa Jenkins and Ashley Jenkins; one stepdaughter, Auriel Demeule; two stepsons, Austin and Louie Demeule; one sister, Carol Ann Darr; special friend, Keith Moses; special niece, Katlyn Goodman; special great-nieces and nephews, Rylan, Carter and Gracelynn; and numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, Feb. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Athens Chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 400 S. White Street. A funeral service will follow the visitation time at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening with the Rev. Russ Maples and the Rev. Jack Bryan officiating. The interment and committal service will take place on Friday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Englewood with Cade Hipps, Brody Hipps, Caleb Swafford, Greg Kilpatrick, Keith Moses and Brad Moses serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that memorial donations be made to Miracle Lake Ministries in John’s memory. Share a memory of John and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist his family with these arrangements.

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