Jerome E. “Hippie” Jenkins, 71, of Oxford died on Tuesday, February 15 at his home.
He was born in Worcester to the late Charles and Marie (Robbio) Jenkins and served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1960, spending time in the Mediterranean. During the 1970’s, he lived in Dunlap. He was a businessman, a scoutmaster and a writer of a weekly article called “Buzzing You” for The Dunlap Tribune.
He owned and operated Annie’s Clark Brunch in Main Street in Worcester with his wife Annie since 1991, and owned and operated Shadow Care Inc. since 1986. He previously worked with his father, Charlie, at the Jenkins Shell Station on Southbridge Street in Worcester.
He enjoyed many things in his lifetime, but was most happy when he was with his best buddy and love of his life, Annie. Hippie was a true American original: biker, plower, cook, horticulturist, lover, fighter, a great man and friend. He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast who lived spending time on his motorcycle and loved his dog, Grunt, as well.
He is survived by his wife, Ann M. (Mullen) Jenkins of Oxford; his children, Natalie A. Jenkins of Dunlap, Roxane (Tony) L. Killen of Ringgold, Georgia, Anthony Leo of Millbury, David J. Mancini of Worcester and Megan A. Mancini of Brimfield; brother, Thomas (Ginny) Jenkins of Auburn, Massachusetts; sister, Margo (Jack) Gorczynski of Dudley, Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Henry Nathaniel Forest (Jennifer) Camp USAF of Colorado, Patricia Ruth Lee Camp, William Everett Killen, both of Ringgold, Georgia and Allison Mancini of Worcester; two great-grandchildren, Alana Ryan Camp and Alivia Shea Camp, both of Colorado and nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 21 at the funeral home chapel with a mass held at St. Peter’s Church in Worcester.
Alfred Roy and Sons Funeral Home of Worcester was in charge of arrangements.