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CALVIN L. JENNINGS

Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Calvin L. Jennings Jr., age 38, of St. Louis, passed away May 14, 2014 in Texas.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with brother Tom Cooper officiating.   Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery with Military Honors by VFW Post 5553 and Missouri Military Honors.  Visitation was from 10 a.m.  to 1 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the funeral home.
Calvin was born Nov. 22, 1975 in Ft. Riley, Kan., the son of Calvin Laverne Sr. and Brenda Lee Smith Jennings.  He married Tonya Tatro on June 23, 2002 in Springfield.  She preceded him in death on Nov. 11, 2005.
Survivors include his parents; fiancée Deandria Kavadas of Valley Park;  two brothers Randy Jennings (Amanda) of Lake St. Louis  and Jason Jennings (Jennifer) of Hillview, Ill., sister Deanna Louise Jennings of Springfield;  three nieces; five nephews; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and special Uncle Charles.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Louise Rende; grandfather Forest Smith; step-grandfather Anthony Rende; grandparents Lafe and Velma Jennings; and Uncle Mike Smith.
Calvin grew up in Missouri and lived in several different areas of the state.  He grew up attending Baptist churches, but lately attended the Pentecostal Faith Church.  Calvin served eight years in the U.S. Army National Guard and worked as a truck driver for seventeen years.  His hobbies included hot rod cars, X-box, video games, and he loved MoPar.  Above all, he loved spending time with cousins and family.
Serving as pallbearers were Randy Jennings, Jason Jennings, Travis Jennings, Chris LaBrash, Tony Rende, and Mark Smith.  Honorary pallbearers were T.J. Rende, Rachel Paolillo, and Alicia Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in care of the family of Calvin Jennings Jr.
On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.