Mark Anthony Jenkins, 67, of Lucasville, died on January 31, 2023. Born April 10, 1955, to the late Virgil and Arlene Jenkins of Lucasville.
Mark was preceded in death by his brother, Virgil, his sister, Jacque, his son, Charles Risner, Jr., and his wife of 40 years, Tina Jenkins.
Mark is survived by two daughters, Marci (Dave) Risner Godwin of Brewster, Ohio, and Becky Jenkins (Shana) of Bowling Green, Ohio. Mark has two granddaughters, Hailey Pierce of Massillon, Alison Hammonds of Portsmouth, and three grandsons: Jacob and Ethan Godwin of Brewster, Ohio, and Dylan Pollard of Virginia Beach, Va. Mark was also an uncle, a cousin, and a friend, and leaves behind his two loyal dogs, JR and Baby, in the care of his companion, Regina McDaniels.
A 1973 graduate of Northwest High School in McDermott, Ohio, Mark owned many small businesses in the area, but was best known for his years running the Community Action Bingo in Portsmouth. Mark also served as a Master Mason at the Lucasville Masonic Lodge #465 and earned his 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite from the Valley of Cincinnati.
Mark, our “Pop,” “Pappaw,” and “Papoo”, loved movies, cars, old country music, fishing, wearing his signature Carhartt shirts, and tinkering endlessly. He hated cutting grass but did it for his mom until her dying day anyway. That’s just the man he was. A good man with many friends and a non-stop “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” attitude- he will be sorely missed. Life is a highway . . . .
A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville.