Larry Edward Jenkins


Larry Edward Jenkins

Larry Edward Jenkins, 70, of Delano, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, surrounded by his family.

He was retired from Mayfield Dairy Farms and had served as the School Resource Officer at Polk County High School.

 He was of Baptist faith. He loved his country, his family, Polk County football, working in his yard and on his trucks.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Burton and Genora Patterson Jenkins; sister, and brother-in-law, Betty and Joseph Ledford; brother, Glen Jenkins; sons: Larry Edward Jenkins II and Travis Jenkins; and father-in-law, Roy Burns.

 He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Darla Burns Jenkins of Delano; beloved son and daughter-in-law, Burt and Leslie Jenkins of Etowah; grandchildren: Larry Jenkins III of Murfreesboro, Hannah and Blake Witt of Athens, Savannah Jenkins and Blake Johnson of Etowah and Burt Jenkins of Loudon; great-grandson, Baker Johnson; siblings: Bobby and Sula Jenkins, Gloria and Bobby Johnson and Vicki and Lynn Bryan, all of Delano; mother-in-law, Mary Burns; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. John Powers officiating.

Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, in the Delano Cemetery.

 The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service Monday.

 We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Jenkins family quest book at




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