TROY - Robert E. Jenkins, 86, of Troy, passed away 11:36 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.
He was born Dec, 10, 1926, to the late Orville M. and Kathryn M. (Dorsey) Jenkins.
He was married to Jacqueline Ann Thompson on Aug. 29, 1946; and she survives and resides in Troy.
Robert also is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Vivian Jenkins of Troy and Robert and Claudia Jenkins II of Butler Township, Vandalia; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Kevin Adkins of Troy; two grandchildren, Michael (Jeanell) Adkins of Troy and Matthew (Erin) Adkins of Batavia; and three great-grandchildren, Mikayla, Liam and Garrett.
He also was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Marie; and his brother, Orville J. Jenkins.
Robert was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Troy.
He served in the U.S. Navy
during World War II
. He returned to Troy High School and received his diploma in 1976.
He was retired from Hobart Corp. in Troy after 51 years of service and was a member of the Hobart Quarter Century Club.
He was a lifetime member of Troy Elks Lodge
No. 833, a former board member of the Garden Manor Apartments, served on the Facility Review Board of Miami County and was a volunteer at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 409 E. Main St., Troy, with the Rev. Fr. James Duell as celebrant.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. An Elks Lodge of Sorrow Service will be at 4:45 p.m. at the funeral home on Sunday. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, with a military service by the Veterans Memorial Honor Guard of Troy.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com