George N. Junkins, Jr.



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.