Vernell Lee Jenkins

November 9, 1954 - August 8, 2021

Vernell was born in Chicago, ILL to Eddie Mae Sloan and Julius.  He was the first born son.  He attended Marley High School, graduating then following his dream of undrewater diving.  He was fascinated with Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Jacque Costeau, and other diving adventure.  After he met his wife, Nora, he attended DuPage College and continue his education at Diver’s Institute of Technology in Seattle, WA.  Finally achieving his dream this was his most exciting career ever.  Verne lived an awesome life.  A pilebuck for Wasatch Construction along with his wife, Nora, who was a heavy equipment operator.  His life, never a dull moment, always exciting, fulfilling and rewarding in many ways.  A husband, a father, a grandfather, a friend, a hard-worker to the end.

Remarkable.  That’s what he was.

A Viewing will begin at 11:00am followed by a Funeral Service will be on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 1090 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, where friends my view and greet the family for one hour prior to the service.