Evans Jenkins went to his Heavenly Home on Monday, February 17 at the age of 99. He passed away peacefully at his home in Covington surrounded by his family. He was born on September 9, 1920 in Blond, LA to Edward and Josie McIntyre Jenkins. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Carmen McKee Jenkins, his son Luke Jenkins (Becky), daughter-in-law Jane Jenkins, grandchildren Jennifer, Josh (Carolyn), Jessica, Garrison (Charis), and Madeline and four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Ulie and Van Jenkins, sister Zellie Sharp, and son Craig Jenkins. Evans was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Covington and a member of the “Greatest Generation” having served in the U.S. Army during World War II, landing on Utah Beach. On his return home after the war, he faithfully served in the St. Tammany Sherriff Department as a deputy for 30 years under two sheriffs. Upon his retirement as a deputy he became head of security for St. Tammany and Slidell Memorial hospitals, establishing their first security systems. He retired again in 1995 to spend the rest of his days with his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at First Baptist Church Covington. Interment will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to be made to First Baptist Church Covington Building Fund or the Northshore Foodbank.
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