Ronald “Ronnie” Emmit Jenkins, of Charleston, passed away October 26, 2021 at the age of 87 in Charleston, South Carolina. Ronnie was born November 10, 1933 in Charleston to Doris and Thomas Jenkins. He graduated from Moultrie High School in 1952 and The Citadel in 1956. After serving as a Lieutenant and engineer in the United States Air Force (USAF), Ronnie and his family returned in 1962 to James Island, SC. He was employed at Charleston Naval Shipyard, retiring in 1973, then served as Director of Engineering for the SC Public Railway Commission until retiring in 1994. Ronnie was best known for his integrity, strong work ethic, intelligence, humble and gentle nature, and love for his wife and family. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Myrtis McLain; his children and their spouses, Karan Sorensen, Sharon Dale (Ashley), Ron Jenkins (Brenda), Lisa Horner (Bob), and Cathy Young (Larry), 16 grandchildren, 19 (soon to be 20) great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews who cherished his love and friendship. Ronnie will be sorely missed as he joins his brothers, sisters, parents, and all of God’s children to be with God in Heaven.

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Posted on: 2021-10-29

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