Funeral services for Donald Eldo Jenkins, 82, of Heavener are Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Heavener with Bro. Sam Dyer officiating.
Burial will follow in Heavener Memorial Park, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.
He was born March 2, 1935 in Oakland, Arkansas to Tonie and Canzada (Taylor) Jenkins and passed away at his home in Heavener on Dec. 29, 2017.
Donald was a life-long resident of the area. He was raised on a farm at Pontiac, Missouri. After his graduation from Gainesville High School in 1952, he went to work in Wichita, Kansas, eventually retiring as an Associate Office Coordinator for the U.S. Postal Service. He also served in the Unites States Army and spent time in Korea.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirley (Baker) Schroeder Jenkins; and two brothers Rex Jenkins and Fred Jenkins.
He is survived by two step-daughters Leslie Wilson and husband Sam of Heavener, and Kristen Slusser and husband Steve of Heavener; one sister Frances Johnson and husband Rex of Gainesville; four step-grandchildren Sean Wilson and wife Monica, Clancy Wilson, Mackenzie and Madison Slusser all of Heavener; four nieces Teresa Hicks and husband Dan and their children, Matt, Caroline Cotner and husband Andy Lisa Monkress and daughter, Marissa Monkress, and Pat and Connie Jenkins; one nephew Eric Johnson and friend Linda; one sister-in-law Theo Jenkins of Springfield.
Viewing is Wednesday from noon until 8:30 p.m. Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The family will meet with friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
To sign Mr. Jenkins’ online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.
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