Robert Jenkins

Published 8:46 am Monday, September 12, 2016

Robert “Jay” Jenkins, 69, of Georgetown, Texas, transitioned Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.

Jay was born on May 17, 1947, in Bogalusa, to Rosie and Robert Jenkins. He was married to the love of his life, Sharrion, for 31 years.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army for 30 years before retiring in May 1994. While in the military, Jay received many decorations, medals, citations and campaign ribbons. Listed are just a few — the Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with the Bronze Star, Overseas Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal 3rd OLC, Saudi Kuwait Liberation Medal, Southwest Asia Cease Fire Campaign Medal, Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign Medal, Defense and Liberation of Kuwait Campaign Medal, Rifle M-16 Marksman Badge, and the Army Achievement Medal 3rd OLC.

After retiring from the military, Jay worked for the State of Texas, State Office of Administrative Hearings and retired from the State of Texas in 2010.

Jay’s passion was cooking for family and friends and he also loved to dance.

Jay is survived by his wife, Sharrion Jenkins; son, J. Corbin Kenneth Jenkins; sisters, Kathy Magee and Lynn Arnold (Justin); brother, Donald Jenkins (Evelyn); sisters-in-law, Gwen Williams (Perry) and Karen Percy (Harold); brother-in-law, Anthony Huff (Desiree); and an innumerable group of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Viewing was held at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, located at 6100 N. Lamar Blvd, in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The family will greet friends at a celebration of Jay’s life, at the Holiday Inn Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road in Austin, at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. Jay will be buried at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas.

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Arrangements are by Cook-Walden Funeral Home of Austin.