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W. Lawrence “Larry” Jenkins, Jr.

February 21, 1939 - May 20, 2019

          W. Lawrence “Larry” Jenkins, Jr., age 80, of Middletown, DE passed away at Christiana Hospital on Monday, May 20, 2019.

          Born in Sommerset, KY on February 21, 1939, he was the son of the late William L. and Mildred (McKnight) Jenkins, Sr.  Larry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  He worked for James River Corporation in New Castle as an accountant, retiring after 36 years.

          A man of great faith, Larry was a long time member of Ogletown Baptist Church and served as an usher.  He loved to tell stories, jokes and bring a smile to everyone he met.  Larry played basketball in high school and was a part of the 1955-1956 championship team.  He continued to love the game even after high school.

          Larry is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Diane (Willis) Jenkins; children, Lori Skinner (David), Jeffrey Jenkins (Margaret) and Suzanne DiBartolo (Christopher); 7 grandsons; 2 granddaughters; and his Bichon and companion for 9 years by his side, Toby.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11:30 am on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am.  Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

          In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Larry’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

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9 Condolences for W. Lawrence “Larry” Jenkins, Jr.

  • Very sorry for your loss.

  • One of the nicest men I have ever met. He will be greatly missed but not forgotten

  • Larry always had a smile on his face and always fun to be around. RIP LARRY. TO HIS WIFE FAMILY GOD BLESS YOU.

  • Larry was a great Christian man and we will miss him greatly. Always enjoyed fellowshipping with him and Diane.

  • I’ll always remember Larry as a dear, kind, and humble friend who usually had a subtle joke or story to tell. He obviously read a lot, enjoyed learning, so he often had some tidbit of knowledge to share. But most of all, I shall remember him as a brother in Christ. So, we also shared our love for the Lord.

  • One of the real good guys-always greeting you with a smile. Strong Man, Strong Faith, and simply a Keeper……Diane, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Cherish those many wonderful memories that you created with him……

  • Diane,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Larry. Will miss seeing his smiling face every Sunday at Ogletown Baptist. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Linda and George Middleton

  • Larry’s children are a testament to his greatness as a man, husband ,father, and great grandfather. They will carry Larry forward in their lives using him as a base for all they will do in the future. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

  • Diane, We are truly sorry for your loss.

    Larry was one of the good guys and I thoroughly enjoyed working, laughing and praying with him. He was certainly missed after he retired, but we were fortunate to be able to keep in touch after our paths strayed.
    He was a good friend and will be missed.
    Cherish the wonderful memories which I am certain there are a lot of.