Harold Jay Jinings, 89, of Bellevue, Neb., formerly of Glenwood, died Oct. 14, 2012, at Florence Home in Omaha, Neb. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood. Rev. Darrell Hopp officated. Interment was in the Glenwood Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.
Harold was born June 13, 1923, on Sunny Bank farm in Minden, Neb., to Violet Beatrice (Larsen) and Harold Henry Jinings. He attended school in Minden and Norfolk, Neb., and graduated from Norfolk Vocational Training for Aircraft Sheet Metal on April 6, 1942. After his graduation he, his parents and younger brother moved to Bellevue.
Harold was employed by the Martin Aircraft Company for about six months as a sheet-metal worker installing torpedo and bomb racks and radio unit racks in B-26 airplanes. He was inducted into the United States Army Air Force March 30, 1943. He served his nation during Word War II in England, France and Germany. He was honorably discharged March 13, 1946.
After returning to Bellevue, he was married to Cora Darlene Moore April 6, 1947. To this union three children were born, Terry, Jacklyn and Jim. Harold resided and worked as a carpenter in Bellevue and raised horses on an acreage until 1966, when he then moved to a farm in Glenwood. Harold was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Tangier Temple and the Christian Church in Bellevue. He enjoyed camping and boating with his family, fishing, hunting and rooting for his Husker football team. His favorite pastime was raising and showing his appaloosa horses.
Preceding Harold in death were his parents, wife and grandson, Jason Jinings. He is survived by his children, Terry and wife DeAnne Jinings of Plattsmouth, Neb.; Jacklyn and husband Donald Yates of Glenwood; Jim and wife Terry Jinings of Pacific Junction; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Gene and wife Eileen Jinings of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.