Eugene Jenkins

June 6, 1948 ~ December 20, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Eugene Jenkins Obituary

Funeral Services for Eugene Jenkins, 75, of Jefferson, Texas will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at 3pm in the Jefferson Academy Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor John Taylor and Pastor Gene Clapp officiating and under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow at Berea Cemetery. A time of Visitation will be held on Friday December 22,2023, from 6-8pm in the Cpt. Wm. Perry Chapel of Haggard Funeral Home.

Wilbur Eugene Jenkins, age 75, died on December 20, 2023. He was born June 6, 1948, in Corona, California to Lavonna Opal Lohman Jenkins and Wilbur Edwin Jenkins.

Gene, as everyone called him, moved with his family to Jefferson, Texas at the age of 15. He attended Jefferson Adventist Academy and married Karen Tenbrook Jenkins on February 26, 1967. He and Karen had two daughters together, Terra Jenkins (Freeman) and Teresa Jenkins (Lecrone)

Gene worked various jobs with Coca Cola, Southern Management, Tenbrook Garage, and Bradley Logging, before starting his entrepreneurial pursuits.

G & R Bodyshop with his brother Rick Jenkins was his first venture, they worked side by side for years. Later, he and his business partner Arley Smith went out on a new Venture to create and build Smith and Jenkins business systems from which he retired.

He and Trenee Gale Jenkins married February 14, 2000. They have shared in property investments, traveled the world together, and have shared many beautiful grandchildren. Trenee, as well as many other family members, were with Gene at the hospital until he passed. We shared stories. Held his hands, and talked for hours telling him how much we love him and how much he will be missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur Edwin Jenkins and Lavonna Opal Lohman Jenkins.

Gene is survived by his wife, Trenee Jenkins; daughters, Terra Freeman, and Teresa Lecrone; sister, Dorothy Thompson; brothers, Ronnie, Rick, and Benny Jenkins; stepchildren Erik Jenkins and Kristin Jenkins; grandchildren Cole, Kaitlin, Kristin, Jayden, Jace, Kennedy, Lacee, and Asher.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Cypress Bend Elementary School, 2997 FM728, Jefferson, TX 75657.

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December 22, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cpt. Wm. Perry Chapel of Haggard Funeral Home
203 E Clarksville St
Jefferson, TX 75657

Funeral Service
December 23, 2023

3:00 PM
Jefferson Academy Seventh - Day Adventist Church
3000 FM728
Jefferson, TX 75657


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