Peterson Funeral Chapel
Edvert “Junior” Jenkins passed suddenly early on the morning of August 15, 2017. Junior was born in Hilda, Missouri on August 6, 1927 to Edvert Jenkins and Julia (Hargis) Jenkins.
Junior grew up in Bradleyville, Missouri graduating from the 8th grade at Bradleyville High School. He served in the Army Air Corp from 1945 to 1947 and was honorably discharged for his service as a medic based in Japan.
Edvert was skilled at welding, maintenance, and understanding engines, machinery and how they worked. He gave back to the Aurora community by his service as a volunteer fireman and the Tri-County Rescue Squad. After 22 years at Syntex Agra, he retired to a life of traveling, fishing, and camping.
Edvert married Delphia Pierce on September 13, 1947 and had three children Glenn, Glenda and Clellene. Delphia passed in May 2002 after 54 years of marriage. After her death, Ed married Velma Hanapin in July 2003 and fit right in to her family of four children Ora Jane, Robert, Judy and Janice. Velma passed in May 2013 and he moved in 2014 to Sachse, Texas to reside with his daughter Clellene and her family. He enjoyed life with his grandkids, great grandkids, and his spoiled pup Lenny. He shared many stories of his life. Sometimes repeating them, but often sharing new parts of his life. He celebrated his 90th birthday on August 6, 2017 with a party enjoyed by his family and friends. When asked whether he would have expected to live to 90, he answered “I told Delphia when I retired that I would be blessed if I had five years of travel and fishing”. He was more than blessed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Glen, his grandson Fenton McCullah, and both of his wives. He is survived by his two daughters Glenda and Terrie McCullah of Temecula, CA, and Clellene and John Charnecki of Sachse TX, His four bonus children Robert and Janie Almon of Aurora, Janice and Raymond Eutsler of Billings, Judy and Jim Jones of Aurora and Orah Jane Tunnell of Aurora, seven grandchildren Chris Mallory, Tim Mallory, Willis McCullah, Leslie Morris, Terra Torres, Julianna Charnecki, and Morgan Charnecki and one sister in law Clessie Hurst of Bradleyville, as well as 11 great grandchildren as well as a host of bonus grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. in the Peterson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m. in the funeral home. The family requests that donations be made to Wounded Warrior Disabled American Veterans.