05/24/1962 - 08/06/2023
Service Date: 08/18/2023
Service Time: 9:30AM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery Funeral Home 2100 E. Queen Creek Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85297

Today we celebrate the life of,

Gregory A. Jenkins, of Mesa Arizona, who passed away at Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ, August 6, 2023 with his family at his bedside. Greg, was a 61 year old man who loved to play golf, attend car shows, and go dirt-bike riding. He enjoyed watching mixed martial arts fighting, football, and anything on YouTube.

Greg worked in all areas of production service of RVs included fiberglass, production manufacturing, specialty vehicle repair, maintenance, custom painting, and all aspects of customizing buses and large recreational vehicles.

Greg had also designed and installed several handicap lifts for Class-A Motor-coaches. Greg was a loving husband to his wife, Diane, for 26 years. They worked together as Commercial Truck Drivers traveling coast-to-coast throughout the United States and Canada. They loved traveling together with family sailing from Ensenada, Mexico to California, Zip-lining, helicopter touring, and tubing in Hawaii, seeing the sights in Italy and Greece, exploring Amsterdam, France, and visiting the castles in Germany where Greg volunteered to wear an authentic Knight metal hood and sword as, Diane’s, “Knight in shining armor”.

Greg lived life to the fullest. He was always upbeat and happy to help out anyone especially friends and family.

Greg was loved by everyone that knew him and he will be sorely missed.

Greg lived a happy, fulfilling life.


He is survived by his loving wife,

Diane Jenkins, mother, Linda Jenkins , father, Howard Jenkins, and sister, Susan Jenkins-Copeland.


In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Mayo Clinic.




  • My true love. My love of my life!
    I am so grateful for every day we spent together. They were the best days of my life. Thank you for letting me into your life, being close to you is the best feeling I’ve ever known. You brightened each day with your smile, love and laughter. You always brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart. The life we had was truly magical, I will never forget it. I loved how you let me see the world through your eyes. You shared your knowledge and ideals with me. I loved being with you, never wanted to be without you. You showed me unconditional love, kindness, tenderness and happiness. We traveled to so many fascinating places together side by side with my hand in yours. I loved our picnic outings, walks with our puppy through the park, off road adventures, so many fun trips and movie time at home together. Our love for each other was true and grew with each day. You are so much a part of me, my joy, my smile, my happiness, my love, my spirit. My soul is lost without you, completely broken. I am devastated that my love of my life has been ripped away from me. Life as I knew it won’t ever be the same. Somehow I must continue on without you. I am truly grateful to have known you and so thankful to have had so much time together. I will always remember your touch, your kiss, the way you’d look at me, your smile, your laugh, and the stories you would tell. Love you more than you know.
    Yours Forever!

    May Peace Be With You
    Greg Jenkins
    5/24/62-8/6/23 @ 6:33pm
    Mayo Clinic ICU 2W 129
    Phoenix, AZ
    61 years old

  • My heart goes out to the Jenkins family Greg was truly one of a kind. He was so thoughtful and giving and such a kind soul. I know that he will be missed by everyone that had the pleasure of meeting him. The world will not be the same without you Greg.

  • Eileen Lewis Calderon

    My heart breaks for Greg’s family! Greg was my first husband and we had so much fun together and owned AZ Custom motorcoach! We parted amicable and had just chosen different paths , as I wanted Kida! He made me laugh all the time! He is forever in my heart and my deepest condolences to the family!

  • The moment that you left me, my heart split in two. One side filled with memories, the other side died with you. remembering you is easy, I do it every day, but missing you is a heartache that never goes away I hold you tightly within my heart, and there you will remain. You see life has gone on without you, but will never be the same.

    I would like to share, A moment in time….
    Before Greg had his heart attack June 2007 he had dreams that he would be able to compete in the golf long drive competition. He loved the game of golf, but even more than that he loved to power drive the ball hard as he could down the golf range. He was really good at it. Most of his balls will go over the net at the end of the range. Every evening after work, he would go practice for the competition and power drive a bucket of 250 balls or more. It was impressive to see, he always amazed me with how strong and skilled he was.
    In remembering, we keep those we cherish close to our heart. I will never not remember you, Greg
    I find you in the beauty of the evenings sunset. I feel you when the wind blows softly over my skin. All the world around me are wonderful reminders of you.
    Diane Jenkins

  • I share your grief and send you all my love during this time of sadness. Greg had brought so much joy to our family. We will always remember him and his great sense of humor he had. He always had something funny to say and made us all laugh. He was a very caring and generous person. I know Greg enjoyed many hobbies like golfing, motorcycle riding, car shows, as well as traveling, going to dinner and he loved to watch movies. I will always remember him and all the good times we shared together. My deepest sympathies for your loss.
    Linda Waggoner

  • When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
    attributed to David M. Romano – 1993

    When tomorrow starts without me
    And I’m not there to see;
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me.
    I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
    The way you did today;
    While thinking of the many things
    We didn’t get to say.

    I know how much you love me
    As much as I love you;
    And each time that you think of me,
    I know you’ll miss me too.
    But when tomorrow starts without me
    Please try to understand,
    That an angel came and called my name
    And took me by the hand.

    She said my place was ready
    In heaven far above;
    And that I’d have to leave behind,
    All those I dearly love.
    But as I turned to walk away,
    A tear fell from my eye;
    For all my life, I’d always thought
    I didn’t want to die.

    I had so much to live for,
    So much yet to do;
    It seemed almost impossible,
    That I was leaving you.
    I thought of all the yesterdays,
    The good ones and the bad;
    I thought of all the love we shared,
    And all the fun we had.

    If I could relive yesterday
    Just even for awhile,
    I’d say goodbye and kiss you
    And maybe see you smile.
    But then I fully realized
    That this could never be;
    For emptiness and memories
    Would take the place of me.

    And when I thought of worldly things
    I might miss come tomorrow;
    I thought of you, and when I did,
    My heart was filled with sorrow.
    But when I walked through heaven’s gates
    I felt so much at home;
    When God looked down and smiled at me
    From His great golden throne.

    He said, “This is eternity
    And all I’ve promised you;
    Today your life on earth is past,
    But here it all starts anew.”
    “I promise no tomorrow,
    But today will always last;
    And since each day’s the same day,
    There’s no longing for the past.”
    “But you have been so faithful,
    So trusting and so true;
    Though at times you did do things,
    You knew you shouldn’t do.”
    “But you have been forgiven
    And now at last you’re free;
    So won’t you take my hand
    And share my life with me?”

    So when tomorrow starts without me,
    Don’t think we’re far apart
    For every time you think of me,
    I’m right here in your heart.

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