BONNE TERRE — James R. Jenkins, 83, of Bonne Terre passed away September 3, 2009 at Missouri Baptist Hospital. He was born February 22, 1926 at Vandalia, Mo.
James was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, he retired from Merchants Wholesalers. James was later employed at Boyer Funeral Home from 1991 to 2006.
Preceded in death by Parents, James William and Nellie (Taylor) Jenkins; First Wife, Dolores (Bess) Jenkins; Two Sisters, Martha McAllister and Mary Myers.
Survived by Wife, May Belle Jenkins; Three Sons, Jim and wife Linda Jenkins of Arnold, John and wife Thumper Jenkins of Magnolia, TX, Bob and wife Annette Jenkins of Wildwood, MO; Three Daughters, Donna Yates of Bonne Terre, Mary Johnson of Desloge, Bess Ann Bannister of Farmington; 12 Grandchildren and 17 Great-Grandchildren; Brother, John and wife Marilyn Jenkins of Bonne Terre: Two Step Sons, Steve and Gary Pilger; Five Step-Grandchildren and One Step-Great-Grandchild.
Visitation Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 3 p.m. at C Z Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Services Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 2 p.m. at C Z Boyer & Son Chapel in Bonne Terre with Rev. Michael Kelpe. Interment at Marvin Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church.