Philip John Jenkins
Philip John Jenkins, 71, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2012, formerly of Long Island, NY, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 in Cape Coral. He was born August 18, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY to father Philip Jenkins and mother Ann Penta, now deceased.
Phil provided a firm and loving foundation for his family, friends and country. He never looked for praise, he just quietly and diligently worked, helping those who he loved most. He was a patriot and protector, with a kind, generous heart. Phil was a Navy veteran, and after his service, he founded and grew a successful NY commercial painting company. When he retired, he did what he loved to do, cook, golf, paint, boat and volunteer for his community. He spent over 5,000 hours volunteering for V.O.I.C.E., in the Coast Guard in FL & NC, served as a bailiff for Lee County Courts, and participated in Lee County’s volunteer Marine Auxiliary Patrol. He was always early, prepared and eager to lend a helping hand. He was a compassionate, gentle and giving man and will forever be our greatest blessing.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Cindy Jenkins; his daughter, Donna Jenkins, and her fiancé, Maggie; his son, Shawn Jenkins, and his wife, Sharon; and his brother, Kevin Jenkins and wife, Roscio.
A Memorial Mass with Military Honors will be held 11:00 AM Friday, November 22, 2019 at his chosen church of St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33912 with Father Bob officiating.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Philip John Jenkins are suggested to K9s for Warriors: https://www.k9sforwarriors.org / 114 Camp K9 Road, Ponte Verde, FL 32081.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.