Our dad, Pete Jenkins, 89, of Big Spring, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Lamun Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday at Myers and Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olive Memorial Park Chapel. |
He had suffered a stroke a few years ago and was then diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Dad will always be remembered by his entertaining spirit, singing and love for dancing. After all, he was on the stage most of his life. He owned any room he entered and brought about much laughter. He had a 34-year career with TU Electric and has been retired for many years. His true passion and sole desire was to be deeply involved in every aspect of his children's and grandson's activities (hunting, roping and the many hours of laughter in the cook shack). And, he also held numerous Golden Gloves boxing titles.
Dad was very fortunate to have been married to two of the finest ladies that were ever put on this earth. Unfortunately, both have preceded him in death. Our Mama Jean passed away 24 years ago and step-mom, Jean, passed away 5 years ago. We miss both of them dearly.
Family survivors include his two sons Terry (and Emma) Jenkins of Big Spring, Brad (and Kerry) Jenkins of Weatherford, and daughter Becky Jenkins (and Mark Linton) of Houston, stepson, Glynn Andrews of McAllen, and stepdaughter, Joyce Hall of Dallas; two grandsons, Justin (and Koby) Jenkins of Big Spring, and John (and Lindsey) Jenkins of Springtown. One great-grandson, Riley Jenkins and a great-grandson (Daxson Lew) who will be born in a few weeks.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Pete Jenkins to Home Hospice, 111 East Seventh St., Suite A, Big Spring, TX 79720.
We want to thank the staff at Lamun Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home for taking such excellent care of Dad for the past few months. We appreciate their ongoing support and guidance to our family as we went through the final months of our father's life. And, many heartfelt thanks go to Anita Reina and Tina Rodriguez for the special care they provided for many years.
Arrangements are by Myers and Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
Published in Big Spring Herald on Mar. 2, 2015