George Neuric Junkins, Jr., 89, of Quinby, SC, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in the McLeod Regional Medical Center. Mr. Junkins was born on October 5, 1928 in Sand Hill, WV, a son of the late George Neuric Junkins, Sr. and Isabell Irene Glendenning Junkins. He was a member of Sand Hill Methodist Church as a youth and a member of Triadelphia Methodist Church in Triadelphia, WV, where he served as Lay leader for 8 years. He served as a city police officer and was also the Mayor in the town of Triadelphia. Mr. Junkins served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Wheeling Machine Products for 20 years and later at Wheeling Pittsburg Steel and Valley Camp Coal. In 1980, he moved with his family to Quinby, SC, where he became a member of Quinby UMC, a member of the United Methodist Men, and served as a member of the United Methodist Church Trustees. He retired from Superior Machine co. in Florence. Mr. Junkins enjoyed stock car racing, fishing at the Outer Banks in NC and at Santee with his family, with whom he enjoyed spending time with.
He is preceded in death in addition to his parents by four brothers, John Robert Junkins, James William Junkins, Donald Wayne Junkins, and Ronald Duane Junkins and a son-in-law, David Parsons.
Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Betty Lee Terrill Junkins; four daughters, Debra Fay Parsons of Wheeling, WV, Carol Lee (James) Parsons of Triadelphia, WV, Dawn Irene (Joseph) Roeder of Merritt Island, FL, and Bonita Sue (Harry) Smithey of Florence; a son, Rodney Allen (Mia) Junkins of Florence; 15 grandchildren, Amber (Matt) Hines, Shane (Lara)Parsons, Ben Parsons, Charity Miller, Jimmy Parsons, Aimee (Dave) Menendez, Kilaine and Kaleigh Parsons, Joel and Brandon Roeder, Zachary and Noah Junkins, Cody, Troy, and Ryan Smithey; 21 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Quinby UMC, directed by Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home of Florence. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM on Saturday at Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Halcyon Memorial Gardens in Wheeling, WV, directed by Kepner Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM on Wednesday at Kepner Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Quinby UMC or to Triadelphia Methodist Church.
Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home
Saturday December 30th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
512 West 2nd Loop Rd.
Florence, SC 29504
Quinby United Methodist Church
Sunday December 31st, 2017
1247 E. Ashby Road
Quinby, SC 29506
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Betty, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your precious George. I had no idea until I read the paper tonight. His writing was such an attribute to him. God bless you and your family during these times. Love to all Linda Byers.
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To All The Junkins Family
We want to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one.
Quinby U. M. church will miss him.We truly owe him a debt of Honor & Gratitude for all he did for our Church ! A job well done ! RIP!
Our Love & Prayers,
Louise & Jimmy Rallings
Submitted by Louise Rallings on Dec 31 2017 08:40:08 AM
Dear Betty and family,
I am saddened to hear of the passing of George. Jim Robertson introduced me to George at Quimby United Methodist Church ten years ago. I always enjoyed hearing George teach the Sunday School Lesson. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Shirley Cox
Submitted by Shirley Garner Cox on Dec 30 2017 10:08:24 PM
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Mrs. Junkins and Family, my condolence to all of you. May your many memories of life with Mr. George bring you comfort beyond measure to share with each other during this special time. May you also have the peace and comfort of our Heavenly Father Jehovah (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
Submitted by R. Faust on Dec 30 2017 09:10:05 AM
I will always remember when betty and uncle George lived in Triadelphia and they let me baby sit for them was always fun being with them he was a very special person and enjoyed his family and friends
Submitted by shirley ritchea blake on Dec 29 2017 09:24:37 PM
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