omar jenkins

Omar D. Jenkins of Weirton passed away at the Weirton Medical Center on Friday, November 18, 2022. He was 85 years old.

He was born on March 12, 1937, in Morgantown, WV., one of two sons born to Edwin and Nellie Hill Jenkins.

Omar was a 62-year member of UA Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #152 as a fitter/welder. He served as a business agent upon retirement. He was a graduate of West Fairmont High School and a avid West Virginia Mountaineer fan, he always found time to cheer on the Blue and Gold!

Omar served his country proudly in the United States Navy 1955-59.

He was described fondly by his family as a “Gentle Giant,” and yet others said he was the “Best Man Alive!” His love and protection for his family made him a man whom many wanted to pattern their life after. His son-in-law Allen referred to Omar as the “Best man he ever knew!”

He married the love of his life, Dorothy Beatty on July 3, 1978, and they were blessed with their extended family of four wonderful children.

In addition to his parents, Omar was preceded in death by his son, James Delano Jenkins, brother John E. Jenkins and his sister-in-law Victoria Jean Jenkins.

Left to cherish his memory with love and admiration are his wife Dorothy of Weirton, daughters Kimbra (Wade) Hooper of Gadsden, AL, Jo Ann (Joe) O’Toole of Waynesboro, PA., and Jennifer (Allen) Hess of Weirton, grandchildren Krista, JD, Julia, Joshua, Justin, Kain, and Kayla, great-grandchildren Jalyn, Bella, Dalton, Cooper, Callen, and Maxine, and several nieces and nephews, and a special soon to be grandson-in-law, Logan Reckner.

Omar’s wish for cremation has been honored.

At his request, no public services will be conducted.

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  1. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Omar D. Jenkins, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
    I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
    My thoughts
    and prayers to the family of ….

    US Navy Veteran, Omar D. Jenkins, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  2. Dear Dorthy and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Omar’s passing. He was a great guy and we enjoyed many good times together. He will be missed. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time.


  3. Dorothy and family, I’m so sorry you all have lost a great man. May you hold close to one another and support each other during this difficult time. Much love to you, my friend.

  4. Delano was a very good friend since our early years in Jr. High School. I have never known a man with a happier grasp of love for life and family. We were both in the flying part of the military so we had many stories to tell. Delano was well schooled in life, a hard worker, and a friend of all. A better man I have not known, and I am saddened by his passing as are all of his many friends he had. For the good reason of his love of life, Delano was a most popular and beloved classmate of our 1955 graduating class at Fairmont Senior High School. Never to be forgotten.
    Richard L. Spencer

  5. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. He will be missed and remembered. stay strong and keep going on. With all our heart and sympathy for you.

  6. Candle Selection 3Omar, such a great guy, always a smile on his face, fun to be around. Bob and I are so sorry for the loss of this friend, Dorothy there are no words to help you at this time, but know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Our sincere condolences to Omar’s family. My husband spoke highly of Omar. May he Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Michael & Marlene Runkel.

  8. Candle Selection 3Dorothy, our thoughts and prayers are with and your family during your time of sorrow. I know you nust feel lost without your best friend. Though Omar wouldn’t want me to say this, as he was a very humble man, very few people have taught me more about the Bible, and what being a Christian means. I always felt a bond with both of you even though the miles and years separated us. We’ll all see one another again one day. May God give you, and your family the comfort and peace as only He can.

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