RALEIGH - Glenn Glaudius Jenkins Jr., 79, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Funeral services were Thursday, April 23, at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor. Interment was in the Banks United Methodist Church cemetery in Wilton.

He was born in Franklinton and raised in Raleigh. He studied engineering at N.C. State University for three years and worked for the N.C. Dept. of Transportation Highway Division from 1950-77, before retiring to raise horses in Wilton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Gladius Jenkins Sr. of Wilton; mother Mary Leigh House of Franklinton; brother, Lemuel Jenkins of Raleigh.

Surviving: a daughter, Grace Jenkins of Raleigh; son, Reid Jenkins of Raleigh; sister, Frances Mooneyham of Garner; sister, Janet Childress (Jack) of Columbia, Md.; two aunts; and numerous nieces and nephews.