He was born Nov. 29, 1916, in Lincoln, Neb., to Lyman E. and Maggie P. (Baker) Jenkins. In 1929, as a young boy, he moved with his family to Kansas and lived in Salina, where he attended school. In the late 1930s, he moved to this area, where he had lived since.
For a time, he worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant and also for Wilson Brothers Sawmill. He was a farmer and stockman.
Survivors include a sister, Hazel Thiessen of Parsons; two nephews, Kenneth Lunday of Parsons and Wayne Lunday of Erie; and three nieces, Delores Zerlin of Mena, Ark., Janice Giger of Parsons and Marjorie Southard of Emmett, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Neb. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today.