Jarald Haydon JenkinsDecember 23, 1943 ~ August 22, 2017 (age 73)
Jarald Haydon Jenkins (JJ), 73 of Morgantown, Kentucky passed away on August 22, 2017 at his home surrounded by loved ones. Jarald was born and raised in Gilstap, Kentucky to the late Marvin Lee "AppleMan" Jenkins and Carmen Howard Richardson who survives. Other than his father he is preceded in death by one brother Gary Lee Jenkins and one nephew Scott Jenkins.
Jarald spent his life along side his sweetheart Beulah Embry Jenkins, they were wed in Leitchfield, Kentucky on August 12, 1964 and just celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary together. They traveled the world from Oklahoma to Guam to Deleware and back to Kentucky. They made a big wonderful family that would be his pride and joy. Jarald was a family man with a heart of gold and a great, sometimes sarcastic sense of humor. He had a passion for photography and a keen eye for nature. You would always see him with his camera in hand. He loved traveling, fishing, computers, UK basketball, his Butler County class of 1962 and attending all his grandchildren's children sports and events throughout the years.
Jarald was retired from the USAF where he served our country as a airplane mechanic fro 20 years. He is also retired from Redcap Industries and workded as a courier for Excel Anesthesia. Jarald was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Aberdeen Baptist Church.
He is survived by his mother Carmen Howard Richardson, wife Beulah Embry Jenkins, two daughters Penny Bont (Rodney) and Paula Hurt; eight grandchildren Tobi Keown (Ben), Michael Gary (Katie), Kristen Brooks Gary (Scott), Jerri Forbes (Andrew), Zachery Gary, Caitlyn Ford, Nicholas Gary and Macauley Hampton; seven great grandchildren Keegan and Levi Forbes, Mason and Layla Brooks, Maddox and Cruze Keown and Henry Gary and one brother Truman Jenkins (Judy).
Funeral services will be held at the Jones Funeral Chapel Saturday August 26, 2017 at 12:00pm with Bro. Roger Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Aberdeen Cemetery where military rights will be presented by AM Vets Post #117. Visitation will be held on Friday August 25, 2017 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm and Saturday 8:00am until funeral time at 12:00pm at the Jones Funeral Chapel. Please share any photos, memories, condolences or light a candle in memory of Jarald at www.jonesfuneralchapel.com