Ethan T. Jenkins, 95, of Versailles, formerly of rural Sweet Springs, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Golden Age Living Center in Stover.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Mt. Zion Christian Church in Dunksburg. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery Association in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Jan. 10, 1916, in Bennett Springs, he was the son of the late Isaac Jenkins and Sarah Evans Jenkins. On Dec. 23, 1936, he married Elsie Thompson who preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 1994. He had lived in Versailles since 1994, previously living in rural Sweet Springs, and was a farmer. He was a member of Mt. Zion Christian Church at Dunksburg.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Jenkins of Maplesville, Ala. and Gary Jenkins of Stover; one daughter, Barbara Jenkins of Newcastle, Maine; two granddaughters; two step-granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Houston Jenkins of Tunas and Cecil Jenkins of Kansas City, Kan.; three sisters, Annie Cheek of Long Lane, Emmy Frantz of Phoenix, Ariz. and Bernice Weaver of Bennett Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter in infancy, Connie Lou Jenkins; one grandson, Kevin Eckhoff; four brothers; and four sisters.