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Richard "Dick" Jenkins

May 13, 2021

Richard "Dick" Jenkins

Richard “Dick” Jenkins, age 74, of Norwalk, rode off into the eternal sunset on May 13, 2021. We are not sure if he took the tractor, jag or pickup, but we are sure he was greeted with open arms. Especially from his mother, Evelyn Jenkins (2015) and his father, Paul Jenkins (1953). He waited 68 years to see his father and we assume it was a very sweet reunion.

Dick was a native of Norwalk and was born, raised and started his family on Zenobia Road. Dick learned very early on after the passing of his father what hard work and family dedication meant. He helped his mother raise himself and his two sisters, Marilyn Harris and Janet Bohannon. They remember fondly of the time Dick taught them how to drive the tractors. It sounds like it took way more than once. Dick spent his younger years at St. Paul Catholic School, and he graduated in 1965 from St. Paul High School. Then Dick furthered his education at LCCC having earned an Associate Degree in applied science in 1968.

After college he would become very well respected in his field and was a 40-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Some would say that he could run any piece of construction equipment better than the manufacturers intended. He also farmed his mother’s land for several years. Dick just loved playing in the dirt. Many knew Dick by his two-finger wave and a head nod while cruising the streets of Norwalk. The only thing that changed over the years was the colors of his pickup truck. In the younger days Dick loved cold beer, good music, and great friendships. Dick was always willing to help, teach or lend an ear to his friends and family.

His son, James Jenkins, Mary Jenkins (daughter-in-law) and Caine Jenkins (grandson) will miss his frequent stops at their family home. Cassidy Travis (granddaughter) and her husband, Brad Travis will both miss him enjoying her two children, Quinn Travis (great-granddaughter) and Waylon Travis (great-grandson). Dick’s daughter, Candace Richardson and Brad Richardson (son-in-law) Mila Richardson (Granddaughter) and Lydia Richardson (granddaughter) will miss his road-trips coming to visit them in Georgia. Hopefully, he never told anyone about the “Great Brine Incident” that day before Thanksgiving in 2018! Dick is also survived by Marshall Jenkins (son), Melissa Jenkins (daughter-in-law) and David Harris (brother-in-law) and his nephews and niece.

The family invites all to join in a celebration of Dick’s life at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. “Here is to you Dick on a life lived and loved, Cheers!” You were one of a kind and we are all grateful that we got to know you.

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Richard “Dick” Jenkins, age 74, of Norwalk, rode off into the eternal sunset on May 13, 2021. We are not sure if he took the tractor, jag or pickup, but we are sure he was greeted with open arms. Especially from his mother, Evelyn Jenkins (2015) and his father, Paul Jenkins (1953). He waited 68 years to see his father and we assume it was a very sweet reunion.

Dick was a native of Norwalk and was born, raised and started his family on Zenobia Road. Dick learned very early on after the passing of his father what hard work and family dedication meant. He helped his mother raise himself and his two sisters, Marilyn Harris and Janet Bohannon. They remember fondly of the time Dick taught them how to drive the tractors. It sounds like it took way more than once. Dick spent his younger years at St. Paul Catholic School, and he graduated in 1965 from St. Paul High School. Then Dick furthered his education at LCCC having earned an Associate Degree in applied science in 1968.

After college he would become very well respected in his field and was a 40-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Some would say that he could run any piece of construction equipment better than the manufacturers intended. He also farmed his mother’s land for several years. Dick just loved playing in the dirt. Many knew Dick by his two-finger wave and a head nod while cruising the streets of Norwalk. The only thing that changed over the years was the colors of his pickup truck. In the younger days Dick loved cold beer, good music, and great friendships. Dick was always willing to help, teach or lend an ear to his friends and family.

His son, James Jenkins, Mary Jenkins (daughter-in-law) and Caine Jenkins (grandson) will miss his frequent stops at their family home. Cassidy Travis (granddaughter) and her husband, Brad Travis will both miss him enjoying her two children, Quinn Travis (great-granddaughter) and Waylon Travis (great-grandson). Dick’s daughter, Candace Richardson and Brad Richardson (son-in-law) Mila Richardson (Granddaughter) and Lydia Richardson (granddaughter) will miss his road-trips coming to visit them in Georgia. Hopefully, he never told anyone about the “Great Brine Incident” that day before Thanksgiving in 2018! Dick is also survived by Marshall Jenkins (son), Melissa Jenkins (daughter-in-law) and David Harris (brother-in-law) and his nephews and niece.

The family invites all to join in a celebration of Dick’s life at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. “Here is to you Dick on a life lived and loved, Cheers!” You were one of a kind and we are all grateful that we got to know you.

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Jennie Fish

Huron, OH
May 23, 2021

I am so traumatized by the loss of one of my very best friends!!! I cannot even express in words how much our friendship of 56 years meant to both of us. Richard was my go to person for so many things and I miss him so. And always will.