Gary W. Jenkins, 68, of rural Stover died Wednesday, March 15 in rural Pettis County, as the result of a work related accident.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21 at Mt. Zion Christian Church in Dunksburg with Charles Brant officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Mt. Zion Cemetery in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at
Born December 22, 1948 in Sedalia, he was the son of the late Ethan Thomas Jenkins and Elsie Thompson Jenkins. He was raised in the rural Sweet Springs area where he was a 1966 graduate of Sweet Springs High School and a member of Mt. Zion Christian Church in Dunksburg. Gary lived in the rural Stover area since the 1980’s where he owned and operated Jenkins Tree Service for many years.
Survivors include one brother, Kenneth Jenkins of Maplesville, AL; one sister, Barbara Jenkins of Damariscotta, ME; two nieces, Vicki Siegel and husband Keith, and Kellie Brackner; one great-niece, Rachel Siegel; three great-nephews, Jacob Siegel, Jason Brackner, and Kyle Brackner; his soul-mate, Becky Kerr of the home; her three children, Dana Kerr, Michael Kerr and wife Sara, and Curtis Kerr and wife Katlyn; five grandchildren: Kali, Allyson, Addison, Sage, and Jonathon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister in infancy, Connie Lou Jenkins; and one nephew, Kevin Eckhoff.