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Houston Jenkins

October 28, 1932 — May 17, 2023


Houston Jenkins, age 90, departed this life on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 in Jamestown. Houston was a former resident of Adair County and lived for several years in Campbellsville.

   Houston was an original member of the Melody Aires Quartet singing the bass part. He and Melody Aires sang Gospel music for many years in churches throughout Kentucky and surrounding states. He loved his family, church family, and friends. Houston loved to fish and hunt, and was a devoted University of Kentucky Wildcat basketball fan.

   Houston was a professed Christian. He loved the Lord and was a member of Campbellsville First Church of God.

   He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Ruth Ann Stayton Jenkins, in May of 2014. Houston was also preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Susan Anna Jeffries Jenkins of Metcalfe County, and a sister, Elgia Jenkins, also of Metcalfe County.

   He is survived by three children: Steve and Tammy Jenkins of Somerset, Kevin and Shelly Jenkins of Columbia, and Margo and Gary Pennington of North Carolina. He is also survived by three grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

   Houston leaves behind his very special sisters-in-law and their families, who loved him like a brother: Tretha Dugger, Donna Estes and husband Bobby, and Linda Owens, all of Campbellsville.

   Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM CDT) in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Colin McDaniel, and Bro. Evan Tedder will officiate. Burial will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

   Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 PM EDT (4:00-8:00 PM CDT) on Saturday, and again on Sunday after 11:00 AM EDT (10:00 AM CDT) until time for the funeral.

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Sunday, May 21, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

700 Old US 68, Campbellsville, KY 42718

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