Raymond E. Jenkins, 85, of Mt. Vernon, died 10:53 a.m. Oct. 6, 2013, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
He was born Dec. 4, 1927, in Cleveland, the son of Garfield A. and Mildred A. (Collins) Jenkins. He married Dorothy Vogel on Nov. 25, 1950, in Erie, Penn.
Raymond served in the U.S. Navy for two years, was president of Precision National Railway Corporation and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Mt. Vernon Elks (B.P.O.E.) Lodge 819, Mt. Vernon Moose Lodge 755 (L.O.O.M.), Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 and the American Scrap Iron and Steel Association. He loved playing golf, card games and spending time on his boat at Kentucky Lake.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jenkins of Mt. Vernon; son, Robert Jenkins and wife Jackie of Greeneville, Tenn.; two daughters, Diane Smith and husband Bill of Dix and Kathy Shaw of Centralia; four grandchildren, Sarah Morgan and husband Daniel of Mt. Vernon, Mary Kate Haddock and husband Jeff of Jackson, Miss., R.J. Shaw of St. Louis and Anne Elizabeth Jenkins of Greeneville, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren, J.W. Morgan and Tyson Morgan of Mt. Vernon and Veronika Rae Haddock of Jackson, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Patricia Sarmento; and son-in-law, Rick Shaw.
Memorial mass will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon with the Very Reverend Father John Iffert officiating.
In honor of his wishes, Mr. Jenkins will be cremated.
A gathering of friends and family will follow the memorial mass and conclude at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.