Frank Randall Jenkins went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 3, 2012. Randy passed away at Hospice House of Port Charlotte after a lengthy illness. He was 60 years old. Randy was the loving husband of Alex Jenkins; father of John Jenkins (Lisa) of Chapel Hill, Marla Fernandez (Manny) of Port Charlotte and Matthew Jenkins of the home; and fond son-in-law to Jack and Nancy Van Dorn of Port Charlotte. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Dorothy, and his sister, Kim Queen. Randy was an active member of Tri-City Baptist Church and served as the soundboard operator. He will be missed by his church family.
Randy was born and raised in Gastonia, N.C. He graduated from Frank L. Ashley High School in Gastonia in 1970. His love for radio began at the age of 16, and he was blessed to have a career in radio spanning 16 years and several cities in the Carolinas. His second career as an Insurance Premium Auditor brought him and his family to Charlotte, N.C., for 10 years and then to Port Charlotte, Fla. In Port Charlotte, he continued as an Insurance Premium Auditor and made Florida his home in 2004. Randyâ€™s life verse was Psalm 42:1-2, â€œAs the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?â€ Praise the Lord! His soul is with God now.
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