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Bill Blanton Jenkins, Sr. of Blooming Grove, formerly of Bay City passed away in his home on Thursday, May 18, 2017. He was born in Blair, Oklahoma July 6, 1933 to W.A. and Cleo Jenkins. He married Joyce Adams on Aug. 11, 1956 in Pampa.
Bill retired from Celanese Chemical Company in Bay City in 1988 after over 33 years of service. He moved to Blooming Grove in 2007. Bill was an active member of Central Baptist Church and the Lions Club of Blooming Grove.
Bill was preceded in death by his father and mother, brother Floyd, and sister Lina Bolin.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce; son Bill, Jr. (Bud) and wife Cynthia of Bay City; son Jeff and wife Martha of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Mandy Jenkins of Houston, Cody Jenkins and wife Bristi of Suwanee, Georgia; Amy Alvis and husband Jonathan Alvis of Spring; Adrienne Harper of Collinsville; Victoria Jenkins of College Station; great-grandchildren Aikan, Ainslee and Blaiklee Jenkins, Jerich and Gavin Harper; sisters Helen Dibble and Sally Ingram; brothers John, W.A., Tony, Eddie, James and Joe.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial to the veterans organization of your choice.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on May 19, 2017
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