Preston Family Funeral Home
James R. Jenkins, 83, of Ashland, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 11, 2013, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland following an extended illness.
James was born April 7, 1930, at Denton, a son of the late Sam and Bertha Kitchen Jenkins.
He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service as a medic, serving in Korea and Vietnam. James was formerly employed with the U.S. Veterans Administration and Kentucky Electric Steel.
He is survived by his precious wife of 62 years, Jean Adkins Jenkins; two sons, Robert Jenkins and wife Miriam of Flatwoods and Terry Jenkins and wife Freda of Russell; a daughter, Suzanne and husband Gary Simpson of Louisville; grandchildren Rachel and Jason Smith, Beth Jenkins, Erin and Josh Nicholson, Joshua and Jessica Salyers and Katie and Joshua Arnette; two precious great-grandchildren, Madison and Tristan Nicholson; and two brothers, Harold Davis Jenkins and Bert Davis.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel by Pastor Justin Collins.
Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland.
Condolences may be sent to prestonfamilyfuneralhome.com.