Brian Arthur Jenkins, 64, of Brookings, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach. He was born in Missoula Montana.

After graduation from high school, Brian joined the U.S. Air Force in New Mexico, and was honorably discharged. He returned to Brookings, where he worked as an auto mechanic for more than 49 years, the majority of those years in his own business, Brian’s Shop.

Brian had a wonderful sense of humor with a ready smile and infectious laughter. Always curious, he had interests; just a few of his favorites were reading, woodworking, outdoor activities, and music. Brian especially loved all things food, he had a large collection of cookbooks and kitchen gadgets, and was an adventurous cook.

Brian will be greatly missed. There will be a private celebration of his life.

Brian is survived by father, James Jenkins; mother, Anne Jenkins; partner, Danielle Castillo; son, Dillon Jenkins; brother, Paul Jenkins; and sisters, Brenda Laney and Elizabeth Alakai.