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Robert Jenkins

October 31, 1947 — June 21, 2022


Mr. Robert Wade Jenkins, age 74, of Yantis, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Robert was born on October 31, 1947, in Sulphur Springs to the late Charlie and Eula (Hanson) Jenkins. He graduated high school, and started college, before enlisting in the U.S. Army, where he honorably served in Korea, during the Vietnam War. Robert completed his service, returned home and began a 38-year career as a machine operator for Winzen Film in Sulphur Springs. In 1974 he married his beloved wife, the former Cindy Newman. Robert had a never-ending appetite for knowledge and know-how, he was constantly learning, and trying new things. One of his favorite hobbies was classic cars, he could tell the car just by the headlights. He loved movies from an early age, as well as music, especially classic rock, and family history and genealogy. Robert a was a kind, soft spoken, hardworking family man, who loved and cherished his family over all-else.


He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Cindy Jenkins of Yantis; daughters, Tiffany Harrison and husband Derrell of Commerce, Stacey Batchelor and husband Paul of Yantis, Katie Jenkins of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Moody Jenkins and wife Pam of Temple, Delray Jenkins of Big Sandy; sister-in-law, Jan Jenkins; grandchildren, Jazlyn Jenkins, Alexus Haught, Kyley Batchelor, Nathan Marshall, Jr., Wade Batchelor, Madeline Harrison; two great-grandsons, Zayne Gerhart, Sawyer Jenkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eldoras Jenkins, Randy Jenkins; and sister, Velda Price.


Robert did not want a funeral service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hopkins County Genealogical Society.

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