Gary Allen Jenkins was born May 1, 1946 near Lowry City, Missouri to Percy and Della (Morris) Jenkins. He passed away May 3, 2012 at Cox South Medical Center, Springfield, Missouri.
Gary was saved in his early 20ís and was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church northwest of El Dorado Springs, Missouri.
He was united in marriage to Patsy Hickman and they adopted two children, Jimmy and Jackie Jenkins. In 1996 Gary was united in marriage to Pam Guinn.
Gary was an over the road truck driver for several years before becoming a barber.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Della Jenkins, grandparents, Claude and Mary Morris and Urban and Carrie (Phillips) Larsen, aunts and uncles, Amos and Mildred Jackson, Virginia and Chester Penney, Claude Jr. and Daisy Morris; Dorothy Morris, Alfred and Helen Neuenschwander and Jess Jenkins; and an infant nephew.
Gary is survived by his wife, Pam of the home, Jimmy and Jackie Jenkins of Arkansas; stepchildren, Andrew and Daniel Williams of California; Jennifer and Chad Thornburg of Texas; Nick and Carissa Williams of Arkansas, grandchildren, Lexie and Reagan Williams and Zoe and Ava Thornburg; and Jessie Horn. Also surviving are two sisters, Juanita Claessen and Phyllis Higgins and husband Elvin, Springfield, Missouri and nephews Mike Jenkins and Terry Claessen, niece Carla Bledsoe and husband, Rod; many other family and friends.