Last rites were held on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 for Mr. Louis E. Jenkins, 95, who died in his home from melanoma cancer. Due to the present conditions in Houston, the memorial service has been delayed.
Louis Evins Jenkins was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 20, 1922. He was raised in Alice, Texas and graduated in 1940. He was working for the civil service at the Naval Station in Corpus Christi, when he enlisting in the Navy in 1942. After the war, he went to college at Sul Ross University, and received his Bachelors Degree in 1948. He continued with his education and received his Masters in Safety Engineering in 1959. He married his sweetheart and they lived together for 67 years.
He is predeceased by his parents; Clyde E. Jenkins of Sulphur Springs, TX, and Bessie Jenkins [Minor] of Vermont, Posey, Illinois. Brother, Clyde E. Jenkins Jr. of San Antonio, Texas and Marcheta Roundsville [Jenkins] of Dallas, Texas.
Survivors include a wife, Audrey L. Jenkins [Lewallen]; son, Colonel Patrick L. Jenkins of Bradenton, Florida, and Pamela J Rowe [Jenkins] of Bali, Indonesia; and two grandsons, Major [retired] Christopher P. Jenkins of College Station, Texas, and Andrew P. Jenkins of Alexandria, VA; grandsons, Noah P. Jenkins and Benjamin T. Jenkins of College Station, Texas.
“The Right Stuff” –
Louis was one of a kind – one of America’s straightest arrows.