BELDING — James “Jim” Jenkins, 70, of Belding, passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 16, 2012, at his home under the loving care of his family and hospice.
Jim was born on Sept. 26, 1941, in Belding, the son of Edward L. and Edith M. Johns Jenkins. He graduated from Belding High School and started out as a milkman working with his dad, then drove semis for 39 years. He retired in 1998 from Parker Motor Freight in Grand Rapids, after 21 years of service. He was a member of the Teamsters Union No. 406 for 31 years. Jim enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter Allison, family and friends, going to the casino, playing Keno, watching football and Detroit Tiger baseball. He loved helping friends and neighbors, traveling around the country, gardening and working with his many Wheel Horse tractors.