Clyde B. Jenkins Jr.

Published 4:36 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Clyde B. Jenkins Jr., 79, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 29, 2020, at his residence. Clyde was born in Carter County to the late Clyde B. Jenkins Sr. and Mabel Carter Jenkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers.
Clyde retired as the owner of Liberty Tire and Jenkins Marine Service. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. Clyde was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and boating on Watauga Lake.
Those left to cherish Clyde’s memory include his loving and devoted wife, Nell Isaacs Jenkins, of the home; a sister, Betty Montgomery and husband Lynn of Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; his godchildren, Jeff and Vandi France, and their children, Maddie and Kate; his life-long friend, Sharon Adams; and his special friends, Rick and Teresa Simerly, Jerry and Teresa Calhoun and Terry “Monk” Montgomery.
An open visitation will be conducted at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, July 3, for friends to sign the guest book. A service to celebrate Clyde’s life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 3, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Reverend Todd Hallman and Reverend Bob Polk officiating. Music will be provided by John Bunn. The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be his nephews, Jeff Montgomery, Phil Isaacs, Thomas Isaacs, Todd Isaacs, Ray Isaacs and Jim Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde’s church family, friends and neighbors. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to First Baptist Church, Sanctuary Improvement Fund, 212 East F. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Clyde and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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