Billy Ray Jenkins

Published 3:04 pm Friday, March 27, 2020

Billy Ray Jenkins passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bogalusa on Nov. 14, 1945.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jean Jenkins of Bogalusa; his son, Steven (Michelle) Jenkins of Brandon, Miss.; daughter, Melinda (Gary) Kyzar of Holden; his two sisters, Verda Pierce of Bogalusa, and Marie (J.D.) Freeman of Enon, and sister-in-law, Kay Jenkins of Bogalusa; four grandchildren, Christal (Jeremy) Carter, Morgan (Cody) Brown, Brandon Jenkins, and Hope Jenkins; two step-grandchildren, Gary (Melinda) Kyzar Jr. and Garon (David) Jenner; four great-grandchildren, Chase Carter, Ashlyn Jenner, Ever Kyzar and Kit Kyzar; and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Barbara and James Taylor of Rio, Ricky Dale (LaSharon) Crain of Alabama, Jimmy and Tina Crain of Florida, and Ricky and Terry Sykes of Seattle, Wash.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson and Neva Jenkins; brother, Kenneth Wilson Jenkins; and his fathers-in-law and mother-in-law, Eugene Sykes and Christine and Red Jones. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Billy was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church, served as an Auxiliary Officer with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, and retired from TXI after 25 years of service. He enjoyed vacationing with his family, playing music and loved to fish and hunt.