James  Jenkins

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James Stringer Jenkins of Dawson got his heavenly wings Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Country Meadows Nursing Home in Corsicana. He was born March 13, 1934 in Bazette, Navarro County, as the youngest of Roy Clyde and Elizabeth Jenkins' nine children. He graduated from Kerens High School in 1952. He fell in love and married Margaret (Moore) Jenkins on Sept. 6, 1952. During their 66 years together, they had five children: Stan Jenkins of Liberty City, Beth Sepedy of Dawson, Mary Loraine White and husband Dan of Corsicana, Tommy Jenkins and wife Carol of Dawson, and Lisa Jenkins of Waxahachie, as well as 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
He is survived by his wife, all of his children and grandchildren, his older brother Jessie Glen (Chin) Jenkins of Bryan and numerous nieces and nephews.
He worked at Chattanooga Glass during his younger years, and later in life moved to Dawson to farm his own land and help others with their livestock. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ where he was a song leader for many years.
Visitation was held from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Kerens Church of Christ followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m.
Interment was held at Bazette Prairie Point Cemetery, under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law James Moore, Rusty Smith, Kyle Chambers, Cody Smith, Austin Jackson, and Jeff Dyess. Honorary pallbearers are Matt Jenkins and Tony Gonzales.
Margaret and the family would like express our sincere gratitude for the loving care and attention he received from Country Meadows Nursing Home and Hand-in-Hand Hospice. The family requests for any who wish to make a memorial donation in Dad's memory to please donate to Prairie Point Cemetery or Dawson Church of Christ.
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Published on March 4, 2019
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