Robert E. Jenkins Sr, 82, son of Harry T. and Ruth N. Jenkins, departed this Earthly Life and transitioned to his Heavenly Home on July 19, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born on January 30, 1938 in Plummerville, Arkansas where he grew up. He graduated from Menifee High School in Menifee, Arkansas. He served in the armed forces and was a U.S. Army Veteran.
Robert and his former wife, Maeola, moved to Kansas City, Missouri. and to this union eight children were born. He was a plumber for Plumbers Local Union 8. He later became a pipefitter for Ford Motor Company and retired after 31 years of service. He was a member of St. Stephen Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Dad, also known as Poppy, Pipefitter, Jenks, Bob Earl, enjoyed fishing, hunting and cooking.
He is preceded in death by both parents, a son, Norbert K. Jenkins; two brothers, Reuben Jenkins and James Jenkins; and two sisters, Frances Hill and Katie Mae Trezvant.
He leaves to cherish his memory four sons, Emmanuel N. Jenkins (Elana), Cliffdufer Jenkins, Bobby E. Jenkins, Robert Jenkins Jr., all of Kansas City, MO; three daughters, Durinda Delph, Lavita Jenkins, of Kansas City, MO, Twannia Arnold (Stefan) of Pflugerville, TX; two brothers, Thomas L. Jenkins, Frank Jenkins; two sisters, Kathleen Baker, Jacquelyn Jordan, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives not mentioned nor forgotten, and many friends.
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