February 26, 1935 – December 18, 2016
Theodore Murphy Jenkins, Sr., was a lifelong resident of Loudoun County and was born on February 26, 1935 in his maternal grandparents’ home in what is now the Exeter Clubhouse of Leesburg. He was the son of Enos Edgar Jenkins and Inez Ashby Howser Jenkins. He had seven brothers and sisters and they lived on Mason’s/Jenkins Island in the Potomac River, above White’s Ferry. His brothers and sisters include: Richard, Vic, Virginia, Luke, Cora, Nancy, and Clinton.
While living on the island, his father died in a flood when Ted was three years old. His family eventually moved to Lucketts where he attended Lucketts School. He remembered many other children riding horses to school. He then attended Leesburg High School.
Ted was a well-known 3rd baseman and a home run hitter for the Lucketts Baseball team in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He was a well-known masonry contractor and built many homes in Western Loudoun for over 50 years.
He married Fern Lindsey in 1956 and moved to Stumptown, VA.
They had three children: Murphy (Hope Athey,) Chris (Cindy Virts) and Tammy (Dean Worcester) seven grandchildren: TJ, Jennifer, Joshua, Scott, Whitney, Briar, and Karli. He had five great-grandchildren: Georgia, Buckley, Ewan, Isabel, and Weston.
Ted attended Bethel United Methodist Church in Stumptown. He was well known for his sense of humor, a huge vegetable garden, his red pick-up truck and helping others.
He passed to his eternal resting place on December 18, 2016 at the age of 81. A Memorial service will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church at 41799 Stumptown Road, Lucketts, VA on Friday, December 23. Continental Breakfast and Viewing at 9am, Service at 10am and Burial at the Union Cemetery in Leesburg immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the renovation of: The Jenkins Cemetery c/o Tammy Worcester PO Drawer 580 Upperville, VA 20185.