John W. Jenkins, Sr.

By | August 6, 2020

John W. Jenkins, Sr., age 60, of Wellston, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.  He was born July 6, 1960 in Oak Hill, Ohio, to the late Jackie Jenkins and Elizabeth Long Jenkins. 

John was a 1978 graduate of Wellston High School and also graduated from Hocking Tech with certificates in HVAC and Lumber Grader.  He was a former employee of Merillat Industry and also worked as a coal miner.  John enjoyed fishing, hunting and working on cars. 

John is survived by his children, Megan Jenkins Montgomery (Kevin), Drew Jenkins (Robin), Elizabeth Jenkins, John Jenkins II, and Bree-Anna Jenkins; grandchildren, Makenna Teets, Hayden Jenkins, Eden Jenkins, Wesely Northern Jr., and Xavier Hefner; sister, Susan Allman (Stan) and brothers, Jackie Jenkins (Lora), Mark Jenkins and Jerry Jenkins. 

John was preceded in death by parents and son, Blake Jenkins. 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.  Online condolences can be sent to the family at