April 7, 1908 ~ July 2, 2007

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville ~ Edward Logan Jenkins, 99, of Asheville, went to his heavenly home Monday July 2nd, 2007. A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe Co., he was the son of the late Virgil Logan and Annie Elizabeth Jones Jenkins. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Bessie Lee Jenkins who died in 1999 and a brother, William Augustus Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins was a retired supervisor with Nettlewood Nursery. He was a member of the Woodman of the World and a charter member of Skyland First Baptist Church. He is survived by a large number of loving nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday in Skyland First Baptist Church conducted by the Reverend David Honeycutt. Interment will follow in New Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 pm Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian.

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  1. Rest In Peace Uncle Ed. We love you, and we will see you again some great day when we meet again in Heaven.

  2. Our prayers are with your family in this time of grief, but we also take great joy in knowing that absent from this body is present with our Lord. May God bless each of you.

  3. To the family of Ed Jenkins,
    I read with saddness of the death of Ed Jenkins. I am the great niece of Harry (Uncle Dick) and Margaret (Aunt Margo) Nettles and grew up surrounded by family (which included Bessie and Ed) on Hendersonville Road.
    Bessie and Ed were sincere, helpful and hard-working people. My childhood memories will always include wonderful thoughts of the Jenkins family.
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
    Carol Weir Peterson

  4. Brilliance comes in the form of a smile and Pop always made me smile. He could evoke a smile from anyone at anytime. Even in his last days, just knowing his strength and the beautiful life he lived would bring a smile to my face. The sincere kindness that he showed me and my kids and grandkids for the last 30 years has inspired me to always try to find a smile in every situation. Pop made all our lives tremendously richer and proved to me that something as simple as a smile can change everything. I miss him and Nanny everyday.
    Love to the family and thank you all for letting me be part of it.

  5. I’m sorry to read of Ed’s going to be with the Lord, but I know he is in a wonderful place now.
    I met Ed many times when he came to visit his uncle John Jones on the old weaverville rd at newbridge.
    I was married until Jan. 19, 2007 to Louise Jones Silver, grand daughter of John Jones, brother of ed’s mother, Louise’s ‘Aunt Lizzie’.
    Louise went to heaven 1/19/07.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all ed’s family.

    Jack Silver 645 9664

  6. I felt, as a young person, growing up in New Salem Church and later at Skyland Baptist that Mr. Ed Jenkins always made a point of trying to encourage us. His bright smile, ready handshake, and hug made us feel that he was a warm and loving Christian man as he expressed his wishes for our well being .We prayed for him on the spot when he was ill several times and expressed need for prayer. Our lives were enriched by knowing Mr. Ed. ,as I know many others were blessed by his consistant Christian walk with God.
    We will see him some day in our heavenly home and rejoice with our Precious Jesus together.
    Harold and Jean Ballard in CA


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