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Richard Jenkins (1923 - 2013)

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Jenkins, Richard Elton DDS b. South Bend In. Dec. 7, 1923 d. Dallas Tx. Jan. 20, 2013 Richard Jenkins DDS, passed away peacefully Sunday morn-ing, at the age of 89, after a long period of declining health. The son of Elton O. Jenkins and Lillian McElhany Jenkins, Richard was born in South Bend Indiana and moved with his family to Dallas as a boy. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1942, attended North Texas Agricultural College, Baylor College of Dentistry, and the University of California. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean war, achieving the rank of Major. Dr. Jenkins was a lifetime member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, a bridge player, a dancer, and a lover of African Violets. In addition to his extensive ortho-dontic practice, in later years he volunteered for and was ultimately employed by North Texas Radio for the Blind. He also recorded a number of "talking books" for the Library of Congress' service for blind readers. Dr. Jenkins is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Ruth McCord Jenkins, four sons, William, Keith, Stephen, and James, and eight grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at four p.m. Friday, January 25 in Wynne Chapel at Higland Park Presbyterian Church, 3821 Univer-sity Boulevard, Dallas, Tx. 75205. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Highland Park Presbyterian Church.


Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 24, 2013
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