Billy Ray Jenkins

March 28, 1928 – May 18, 2014

jenkins billy photoBilly Ray Jenkins went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2014 at home. He was born March 30, 1928 in Cushing, OK to Fern (Over) and Clarence Jenkins. He moved to Oklahoma City when he was 12 years old. Billy graduated from Central High in 1947 and went to work for Lee Way until 1984. He retired from C.F. Freight line with over 4,000,000 miles without a chargeable accident.

Bill married Barbara Stanford in August 1949 and raised 3 sons. Bill was drafted in 1954 in error for another Billy Jenkins, it wasn’t discovered until after he was sworn in. He went to boot camp in El Paso and on to Fairbanks, Alaska for 18 months. Barbara and Terry (1 ½) joined him there.

His family and the Lord Jesus were the loves of his life. He was a member of Quail Springs Baptist Church.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and step-sister Nettie Davidson.

Survivors include his wife Barbara and 3 sons; Terry B and wife Karen, Jeffrey L and wife Janice, Tharon L and wife Belinda, grandchildren; Tonya Blaylock, Ashley Schlicher, Brandy Allen, Tiffany Scroggins, Shane Jenkins, Tim Jenkins, Jason Jenkins, Janine Jenkins, and 13 great grandchildren. Brothers; Gary D and Clarence (Pete).

Funeral service Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond. Burial to follow at Resthaven Memory  Gardens, Oklahoma City.


  1. Dear Jenkins Family,
    I’m sorry for your loss. Nothing can really fully prepare us for the loss of a loved one. Whatever the case, the pain of death cannot be eluded, and its finality can be devastating. I’d like to share a few bible texts that have helped me with coping with the loss of a loved one. Isaiah 25:8,9 reads: “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord will certainly wipe the tears from all faces….And in that day one will certainly say: Look! This is our god. We have hoped in him, and he will save us. this is the LORD . we have hoped in him. Let us be joyful and rejoice the salvation by him”. Furthermore, Revelation 21:4 reads: “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more”. Some ask: “If a man dies, can he live again?” “When will the dead arise?” Did you know that Daniel 12;2 reads: “Many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up”. I hope these scriptures have given you some comfort and my condolences again

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