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Jenkins James Russell Jenkins, 30, of Columbus, OH and Gary, IN, passed away on February 7, 2013 at 7:09 p.m. at Grant Hospital in Columbus, OH. James is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Philip A. Meredith, paternal grandfather Walter J. Jenkins Jr., and a number of aunts and cousins. James is survived by his son, Kameron Gilbert; mother, Barbara A. Meredith; father, Walter J. Jenkins III; grandmothers, Cora Harris and Mary Ethel Meredith; brothers, Aaron P. Jenkins, Gordon Terry, Jaylond Brown and Lamar Brown; sister, Asia McDonald; sister-in-law, Nicole Jenkins; and a host of aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. James R. Jenkins better known as "Russell" was born in Lemoore, CA to Barbara Ann Meredith and Walter James Jenkins III on January 29, 1983. He went to high school at Marion Franklin High School in Columbus, OH. He worked most recently for Teleperformance as a certified technician supervisor. He enjoyed fishing, swimming, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. He will be remembered by many as the man who gave his life trying to save a child. Funeral service will be held at 12Noon on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 1200 S Waggoner Rd., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the start of service. Memorial donations may be made to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203, (614) 258-9549. Donations, condolences and flowers may be dropped off there M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Donations may also be called in using a credit or debit card. The donations will go to his final expenses and a trust fund for his son, Kameron Gilbert. All donations are greatly appreciated by his family. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to everyone who has offered a kind word, prayer, and support during their time of need. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 12, 2013
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