Funeral services for Robert E. Jenkins, 76, of Murray, were held Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home, Pastor Mike Douglass officiated, and burial was in the Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Jenkins died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at 3:18 p.m. at the Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born Nov. 9, 1933, in Fort Branch, Ind., he was a retired purchasing agent with Chrysler Corporation for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Marie Jenkins; parents, Charles “ Doc” and Grace Mueller Jenkins; a brother, Paul Kenneth “PK” Jenkins; and a sister, Joyce Fischer.
Jenkins is survived by his wife, Esther Wright Jenkins of Murray, who he married Oct. 16, 2003, in Murray; four daughters, Roberta Cooley of Crestwood, Mo., Shelli Adams and husband, Randy of Mt. Vernon, Ind., Joi Ellen Dollar and husband, Ken of Chesterfield, Mo., and Emmile Atchison of Troy, Mo.; two sons, Joe Jenkins and wife, Lora of Poseyville, Ind., and Stanton Jenkins and wife, Jo Ann of Vacaville, Calif.; a sister, Jo Ann Wade and husband, Ron of Fort Branch, Ind.; 24 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Expressions of sympathy may go to Murray-Calloway Co. Hospital Hospice House Building fund 803 Poplar St. Murray, Ky. 42071.
Online condolences can be left at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com.