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Richard Lee Jenkins

Richard Lee Jenkins, 71, of Bellefontaine, was born January 30, 1946 and passed away in his home on June 9, 2017 with friends and family by his side after a short battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his parents Richard C. Jenkins and Martha Jenkins (Dunham), 4 siblings, and his paternal grandmother Mary Jenkins.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Marlene Jenkins (Douglas), of 42 years, many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family members, friends, and very special family friends, Joel and Debby Wilson and their children Austin (Jenna), Colin, Jocelyn, and Jenson, Art and Betty Lloyd, and Pam and Gene Jenkins.

Dick was born in Urbana, Ohio where he was raised by his Grandmother Mary Jenkins after the death of his mother at a very young age. He served 5 years in the 3rd Infantry Division Signal Corps in the U.S. Army, after which he worked at Chi-Vit Corp.

He enjoyed history (especially the Civil and World Wars), traveling, collecting kerosene lamps and lanterns, and spending time with friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Richard’s name to: Universal Home Health & Hospice Care, 701 South Main Street, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

Memorial services will be held 3 pm Friday at Jennings Farley Funeral Home & Crematory, 5591 US Route 68 South, West Liberty. Visitation will be from 1 pm until time of service.

Email condolences may be directed to www.jenningsfarley.com.

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