Billy Ray Jenkins
March 28, 1928 – May 18, 2014
Billy 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.