Carroll Paul Jenkins, age 88, of Vandalia, passed away at 11:58 a.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Missouri.
Visitation was held on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
A service was held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Glenn Forman.
Music was provided by selected favorite songs.
Interment took place in the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers were Troy Johnston, Bobby Johnston, Jeff Gay, Alan Edfors, Bobby Welch, and Mike Van. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie McBride, Butch Welch, Burt Morris, Bruce Welch, Micha Johnston, and Bill Wise.
Carroll Paul Jenkins was born on November 6, 1926 in rural Jonesburg, Missouri, the son of William F. and Carrie (Horton) Jenkins.
He married Marjorie Elizabeth Johnston on December 11, 1948 at the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia; she survives.
Paul was drafted while in his senior year of high school into the U.S. Army during World War II. After serving his country, and upon his return, he married Marjorie Johnston and began working in 1949 at CE Refractories near Farber.
Paul was proficient at many jobs there and retired after 35 years of service.
He enjoyed many hobbies, including woodworking, fishing, horseback riding, gardening, bicycling, camping, and spending time with his grandkids.
Survivors include his wife Marjorie, of Vandalia; one daughter, Lula Sims and husband C.L. of Middletown, Missouri; three granddaughters Lisa Shimp and husband Brian, of Frankford, Missouri; Regina Cover and husband William, of Bowling Green; Melissa Baskett and husband Jared, of Vandalia; four great-grandchildren, Haley Baskett, Kaleb Baskett, Mealiea Cover, and Bridgett Cover; raised also by Paul and Marjorie in their home, Shirley Johnson, Robert Johnston, Everett Johnston, Debbie Ammeter, Jon Paul Bergman, Jason Bergman, and Bruce Welch; one surviving sister, Helen F. Kidd, of Bowling Green.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four siblings, William Jenkins, Alvin Jenkins, Louise Waring, and Dolly (Carrie) Welch; and one niece, Mary Ann Jenkins.
Memorials may be made to the Tri-County Saddle Club or the Elm Grove Baptist Church.