Elwood W. Jenkins

LARGO, Fla. – Elwood “Ed” Walter Jenkins passed peacefully, with his loving wife by his side, on Oct. 1, 2021, at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Facility in Largo, Fla.

Born April 19, 1936, in Lewiston, the son of Milton and Velma (Hodgkin) Jenkins. Ed attended Lewiston public schools and joined the U.S. Navy in 1953. He proudly served his country for 3-plus years and continued to honor his country with his patriotic spirit his entire life.

He married Marilyn Lovely on Oct. 19, 1957. He worked at Pineland Hospital for a number of years.

Ed married Linda Therrien on Dec. 3, 1982 in Durham and was head custodian at Durham Elementary School until his retirement.

Ed was a member of the Durham Amvets Post 13. Ed liked to attend car shows and events at Oxford Plains Speedway. He enjoyed attending sporting events with his wife, where he was known for his silly horn antics. He especially loved hockey and followed Maine’s hockey teams faithfully.

Ed was an animal lover and rescued several dogs throughout his lifetime. He also enjoyed feeding and watching wildlife around his home. Ed kept himself busy after his retirement with woodworking and crafting special mementos for family and friends.

Ed loved hosting family gatherings alongside his wife and his children always looked forward to spending Christmas Eve with them. Ed also enjoyed traveling with his dedicated wife who kept him active and took great care of him as he battled dementia in the last few years of his life.

In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased by his brother, Robert and his sister, Phyllis.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Linda (Hall) Jenkins, are his son, David Jenkins and his wife, Linda, of Largo, Fla., daughter, Cynthia Emery and her husband, Barry of Poland, Kenneth Jenkins and his wife Carolyn of Springfield, Vt.m daughters Lisa Jenkins and her fiancé Leon Nickerson of Oxford, and Brenda Jenkins and her partner Scott Merrill of Poland, stepsons Todd Therrien and his wife Shannon and Eric Therrien and his wife Jennifer; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Ed will be missed by many who hold great memories of time spent with him.

Burial will be at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta on Oct. 28 at 12 p.m. To share memories and online condolences, go to VeteransFuneralCare.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to

Midcoast Humane

190 Pleasant St.,

Brunswick, ME 04011

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