Richard L. Jenkins

National City, Michigan
May 28, 1942 - December 29, 2018


A celebration of life will be held at a later date in the summer.

Obituary Notice

Richard Lee Jenkins, a lifelong resident of National City, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded with the love of his family at 76 years of age. Richard was born on May 28, 1942 in Lincoln Park, Michigan. In 1969, he became employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator with local #324. He devoted 45 years of hard work doing what he truly enjoyed and then finally decided to step away and enjoy his well-deserved retirement years in 2003. Richard will always be remembered for his smile and simply choosing to sit back on the front porch, wave at his friends and neighbors, and share life lessons to all. He was an outdoor enthusiast, and notably a meticulous man who faithfully kept his yard in tip top shape! Richard truly loved life and would always put his family and friends first. Richard's family is quoted as saying "My father was a simple, kind, loving man. He would want family and friends to be happy for him as he was greeted by tiny little hands to make his journey up there just as wonderful as it was down here. We love you Daddy "O". Richard is survived by his loving daughter, Rebecca (Michael) Serwa; granddaughter, Darion Briggs; and great grandson, Westen Lee Williams, all of National City; brother, Raymond Jenkins; sister, Donna Jean Jenkins; several nieces and nephews, and many special friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine and George Jenkins, brothers, Donald and Ronald Jenkins, and a great grandson, Levi Joseph Williams. Per Richard's wishes, cremation has taken place and his family will celebrate his life in the summer of 2019. An online guest registry is available at


You will be truly missed Uncle Dick..the kindest loving man an best friend to me for many years !!! My heart and prayers go out to his loving family and friends.
— Denise Jenkins
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dearest Richard. My family and I wanted to send our deepest sympathy to your family. I wanted to share a comforting thought found in God's word at Isaiah 25:8. I hope that your family finds this text comforting as it did me and my family.
— Matthew Murray

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