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First Baptist Church of Ozark
Thursday December 22nd, 2022
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Funeral Service

First Baptist Church of Ozark
Friday December 23rd, 2022

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Graveside Service

Missouri Veterans Cemetery
Friday December 30th, 2022

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James R. "Jim" Jenkins

James (Jim) R. Jenkins was born on April 7,1945, in Sparta, to James I. “Jimps” Jenkins and Audrey (Heinze) Jenkins. On April 10, 1971, he married Lana K. Stone.

Jim Jenkins served in the United States Navy both active and reserves for a total of 10 years, serving in Vietnam for a year, as a commissioned officer with a rank of  Lieutenant JG. He was employed by The Citizens Bank of Sparta for 39 years. Jim and Lana have attended First Baptist Church of Ozark for 36 years where they have served faithfully. Jim enjoyed living on a small farm in Sparta, where he took care of a variety of animals. Jim loved people well and was well loved. He left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. Though he will be missed by many, he is in his eternal home with Jesus!

He enjoyed reading, fishing, farming, gardening, serving the Lord, watching his grandkids activities, and spending time with his grandchildren and his dog Buttons.

Survivors include: Wife Lana (Stone) Jenkins; three sons, Andrew T. Jenkins and wife Tara, Mark A. Jenkins and wife Jennifer, and Grant D. Jenkins and wife Rebekah, all located in Ozark, Missouri; five grandchildren, Kaelin Jenkins, Madelyn and Luke Jenkins, Isaac and Audrey Jenkins; three siblings Julia (Judy) Himes, John D. Jenkins, both of Sparta, Missouri, and JoAnne Sterling, Auburndale, Florida; best friend and dog, Buttons; other relatives and many beloved friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 22, in First Baptist Church, Ozark from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 23 in the church.  A graveside funeral with military honors will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 30 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s name to First Baptist Church of Ozark, building fund.


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A candle was lit in memory of James Jenkins

Sherri Waller Dec 23 2022 10:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Jenkins

Laura Weter Moree Dec 21 2022 11:20 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed I know. I pray God wraps His big arms of peace and comfort around you during this heartbreaking time.

Sue Sisco Dec 21 2022 9:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Jenkins

JoAnne Jones Dec 21 2022 2:46 PM

Well! Jimmy was a great childhood friend and classmate. He made so many things possible for Sheri and I could never thank him properly. There won’t be another like him. It won’t be the same knowing he is not around.

Raymond and Sheri Weter Dec 21 2022 2:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Jenkins

Carissa Teubner Dec 21 2022 2:01 PM

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Jimmy was wonderful to work for. Always kind and funny. Love and prayers to you all.

Stephanie Roller Dec 21 2022 1:33 PM

Jim's kindness and smile will always be remembered. Our prayers are for you and your family during this time.

Dennis and Susan Clark Dec 21 2022 11:20 AM

Praying for Lana and family. He was a good man and the best "boss". So sorry to hear of his passing.

Chyrll Cavaness Dec 21 2022 11:19 AM

So sorry for your loss. His gentle spirit will be with us forever. Peace be with the family . Ernie and Joyce Chapman

Ernie Chapman Dec 21 2022 8:18 AM

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