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SHERMAN C. JENKINS

LAMAR-Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Konantz Warden Funeral Home for Sherman C. Jenkins, 96, Lamar, who died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday.

 

Condolences may be left at www.konantzwarden.com.

 

Survivors include a daughter, Shirlene Kleeman and husband John, Aurora; three sons, Darryl and wife Dorothy, Lockwood, Dwane and wife Mary, Neosho and Dennis and wife Kathryn, Lamar; 11 grandchildren, Mike, Danny, Jolene, Kevin, Donavon, Derrick, Scott, Brett, Nicholas, Alison and Daniel; three great and four great-great-grandchildren.

 

Mr. Jenkins was born Jan. 21, 1917, in Rueter, to Willie and Golda (Whyman) Jenkins. He began working in a lumber mill near his hometown at a young age and learned many skills, which eventually led him to Lamar where he began working as an auto mechanic for Carl Moore’s GM and Pontiac dealership. He later began working at Lawnboy and when Lawnboy left Lamar he drove a truck for K&K Produce and then work for O’Sullivan Industries, where he retired after working 27 years. He continued working in his own business of sharpening saws until he was in his 90’s.

 

He was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, where he was a trustee and an elder.

 

He married Oletha Williams who was also from Rueter. They were married in Forsyth and were married 72 years before her death on Sept. 30, 2012.

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