Official Obituary of

Joseph Lance Jenkins

August 24, 1973 ~ September 27, 2023 (age 50) 50 Years Old
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Joseph Jenkins Obituary

Morgan City, LA -  Joseph Lance Jenkins, 50, unexpectedly joined our Lord on September 27, 2023.  Lance, as he was known, was born on August 24, 1973,  in Concordia Parish to Randy and Mary Jenkins.

Lance always knew his destiny was to be a racer.  As a child he began racing motocross and go carts.  During his adult career he broke both wrists in a motocross crash. This injury was the catalyst that redirected his focus to the sport of drag racing.

On May 29th, 2004, in Pacific Junction, IA, Lance shattered the elapsed time in his class. One month later on June 26th, 2004, in Bowling Green, KY, he broke the national mph record, and in 2005 had countless wins and broke many more records.

In April of 2006, Lance nearly lost his life in a devasting crash at the top end of the racetrack. The result of that crash was a broken leg and the loss of his arm.  

Over time he endured several surgeries. Through his strength and determination, he overcame a multitude of obstacles. In 2009 Lance was ranked #2 in the Pro Mod Motorcycle Championship standings. He reached speeds of 160 mph with only one arm.

If Lance was not on a racetrack, he was working on vehicles, helping all who asked, especially if the task at hand was a challenge, in church or spending time with his children.  His children were his life.  He was an amazing father, son, brother, and friend who will be missed by many.

He is now an angel who lives in our hearts and watches over us all. Race on Lance

Lance is survived by his sons Jett Schmidt and Christian Jenkins; daughter, Ellie Jenkins; father, Randy Jenkins; sister, Misty Waltman; nieces, Paige Waltman and Emille Davis; and his aunt Jennifer Wadlington.

Preceded in death by his mother Mary Jenkins.

Greene Funeral Home  located at 802 Weldon Street, New Iberia, LA  is in charge of arrangements.

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