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John Adam Jenkins, age 63, of Cambridge, Ohio, formerly of Guinea, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, under the care of the Morrison House in Zanesville, Ohio. He was born in Newport News, Virginia, a son of the late Herbert Jenkins and Kate Jenkins.

John was a waterman most of his life, working for many area companies and on some fishing boats. He was an avid poker player and enjoyed playing cards with his buddies.

He leaves his wife, Sophia A. Nicholakis; they were married on June 8, 2001; a daughter, Tonya Jenkins of Virginia; two granddaughters, Mackenzie and Leighana; sisters-in-law, Effie Stillwagon, Nancy (Kenny) McConnell, and Cathy Powell; a brother-in-law, Jimmy (Colleen) Nicholakis; two special nieces, Paula Belvin and Christie Jenkins, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Mollie Belvin.

The family will have a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Oct. 17, 2020 at Rosewell Cemetery with the Rev. Art Woltz conducting. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Guernsey County Animal Shelter, 62824 Bennett Avenue, Cambridge, Ohio 43725. John’s online guest book may be viewed and signed at