New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 2, 2020

Winfred Michael Jenkins

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Winfred Michael “Bookie” Jenkins, 73, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away Dec. 6, 2019.

Bookie attended St. Bridget’s School and graduated from Benedictine High School. He worked for Southern States, Seaboard Coastline Railroad, and finally the Duckpin Bowling business. Bookie worked for Major League Bowling, AMF Bowling, and achieved his dream of owning and running a Duckpin Bowling Alley. He became the proprietor of Plaza Bowl and retired from the Duckpin Bowling business eight years later.

Bookie accomplished much in those years, running an establishment for families, leagues, tournaments, youth programs, and acquiring lifelong friendships with the bowlers and their families. He cherished many fond memories of times spent with family and friends and fellowship of the game of Duckpins.

Bookie was also a professional Duckpin Bowler for many years. He was a member of the National Duckpin Pro Tour, the Virginia State Duckpin Pro Tour, a board member of the National Youth Duckpin Congress, and achieved his other dream on May 29, 2004 of being inducted into the Duckpin Bowlers Hall of Fame for Meritorious Peformance over his Duckpin career.

Bookie was preceded in death by his father, Delmar D. Jenkins; and his mother, Pauline Staskiel Jenkins.

He is survived by his wife, Diane B. Jenkins; daughter, Jennifer J. Schmid (Jeffrey); son, Michael T. Jenkins (Wendy); grandchildren, Devon M. Jenkins, Jillian G. Schmid, Dylan T. Jenkins, and Ella M. Jenkins; as well as a large extended family of brothers-in-law, nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m. at Sandston Baptist Church, 100 W. Williamsburg Road, Sandston, Virginia 23150. Interment followed in Washington Memorial Park. The family received friends on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, Virginia 23140.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children and Youth Ministries, Sandston Baptist Church (address above). Tributes may be posted at