6:49 PM EDT, July 28, 2012
Maurice Costello Jenkins Sr., 82, of 17926 Garden Lane, Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, July 27, 2012, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.
Born Dec. 21, 1929, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Vernon and Ida Mae Jones Jenkins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Lucille Jenkins, Sept. 4, 2001.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.
He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc. for 36 years, retiring in 1999.
He was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of Moose.
He was a member of Washington County AMVETS Post 10, Funkstown American Legion Post 211 and Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.
He is survived by one daughter, Hope M. Norris and companion, Duane Bartles, of Hagerstown; one son, Maurice C. Jenkins Jr. and wife, Janet, of Hagerstown; one sister, Genevieve Nalley of Hagerstown; a special friend, Dee Hahn of Hagerstown; one granddaughter, Karen Lawhorne and husband, Paul; three grandsons, Jason Jenkins and wife, Ana, Matthew Jenkins and wife, Dana, and Joshua Norris and wife, Jennifer; and nine great-grandchildren, Chloe Knight, Carmen Knight, Kennedi Lawhorne, Skylar Norris, Giada Jenkins, A.J. Norris, Solomon Jenkins, Talan Lawhorne and Cruz Jenkins.
He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Jenkins; one sister, Ann Hovis; and two brothers, Vernon Jenkins and Weston Jenkins.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Steven McCullough will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Graveside military honors will be conducted by Washington County AMVETS Post 10 and the Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.
The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m.
Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.
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