Joseph Harley “Sonny” Jenkins, 82, of Topsail Beach, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at A.R.C in Jacksonville.

Born in Sneads Ferry on November 6, 1934, he was a son of the late Robert and Callie Blanton Jenkins. He was the owner of Jenkins Home Maintenance, was the Fire Chief for Topsail Beach Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years, and served a combined 37 years in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves and retired with the rank of MSgt.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Jenkins of the home; and five sisters, Frances Bolek of Newark, MD, Louise Walker of Servena Park, MD, Geraldine Bilka of Berkeley, WV, Judy Hogan of Greensboro, MD, and Beverly Krause of Burke, VA. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Joseph Harley Jenkins, Jr.; three brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Thursday, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville with Reverend Jody Yopp officiating. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in Onslow Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Topsail Beach Volunteer Fire Department; PO Box 3089; Topsail Beach, NC 28445.