(WADLEY) Eugene Eduard Schuchardt Jenkins, 63, of Wadley passed away June 21, 2022, at his home. No services are planned at this time.
Mr. Jenkins was born in Leipheim, Germany, but lived the majority of his life in East Smithfield, Pa., among other locations, before settling down in Clay County for the last 15 years. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant. He was also a college instructor in his early days. Mr. Jenkins was known to rescue animals and was loving of the broken and forgotten. He was an avid recycler and loved to rescue turtles. He was able to see so many aspects of the world around him and incorporate that wisdom into his lovely conversations. Mr. Jenkins was a member of Clay County Volunteer Fire Department, and he often volunteered at the soup kitchens as well.
He is survived by his children, Aimee McFarlin (Kelly) of Athens and Vincent Eugene Jenkins (Christina) of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren, Ava, Lucy-Anne, Ryker, Vivienne and Angelia; sister, Elizabeth Colegrove (William) of Horseheads, N.Y.; and other extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Marilyn Austin Jenkins; and biological mother, Cristina Schuchardt.
Memorial donations may be made to Clay County Animal Shelter, 43 Ratley Rd., Ashland AL 36251. Send online condolences to benefieldfuneralhome.com.
Benefield Funeral Home, Ashland.