Howard Mason “Buddy” Jenkins, a resident of Fairford, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. He was 87 years old. Buddy was born to the late Thomas and Millie Jenkins on October 31, 1931. Buddy served in the United States Army and worked as a supervisor at a planer mill. He loved to farm and in his spare time he enjoyed cheering on his favorite sports teams, Alabama football and Atlanta Braves baseball. He also enjoyed listening to country and gospel music. Buddy was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Buddy was preceded in death by his wife, Katie Jenkins; step daughter, Louise Young; parents, Thomas and Millie Jenkins; and siblings, Lincoln Jenkins, Elsie Saksa, Belle Howell, Tuman Jenkins, Maurice Nichols, and Edna Jones. Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Phyllis Payne (Michael) and Rodney Jenkins; step children, Katherine Daugherty, Sammy Murphy, Ruth McDuffie (Dennis), and Greg Mason; eight grandchildren, Josh (Caroline), Corey, Cara, Jacob, Dusty (Rebecca), Chris (Angela), David, and Jennifer; eleven great grandchildren, Austin, Jack, Katie, Dawson, Micah, Jonathan, Kristian, Jon-Hunter, Morgan, Kennedy, Houston; brother, Rudolph Jenkins; sister, Tommie Sue Turner; and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 10am until the 11am funeral service Friday, June 28, 2019, at Liberty Baptist Church with Bro. Gary Pickard officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery. Online condolences may be given at www.freemancitronelle.com. Freeman Funeral Home – Citronelle, Alabama
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