Michael Allen Jenkins


Michael Allen Jenkins was born in Oakland, California on January 14, 1954 and he went home to be with Jesus in Edmond, OK on March 12, 2019 at the age of 65.

Michael was the son of Lorene (Springer) Jenkins; however, he considered his uncle, Sam Jordan, as his real father.

Mike attended Mid-Del Schools (Country Estates, Monroney, and Midwest City, graduating in 1972.) He graduated from Central State University in 1978 with a degree in Political Science and Government. He taught school for 38 years, the last 20 being at Edmond North High School where he was also the girls basketball coach and the boys assistant golf coach. He loved to play golf and in October 2018 he played golf for a week at Pebble Beach with his friends.

Michael was a member of Country Estates Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother; several aunts and uncles and a cousin.

Michael is survived by his sister, Debbie (Jim) Trammell, Midwest City, OK. He is also survived by his cousin, Linda (Larry) Morphis, whom he considered a sister and her children, Jon (Kimberly) Morphis, Jeff (Tiffani) Morphis and Larisa Morphis. He is survived by his cousins, Greg Springer (who was like a brother), Edmond, OK and Paul Springer (Molly), Argyle, TX; as well as his cousins from Prague, OK. He is also survived by his aunt, Alma Jean (springer) Artis, Midwest City, OK as well as his many friends and former students. He is also survived by two sweet girls, whom he loved very much, Bethany and Lindsay Morphis; as well as his beloved lab, Hope.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019 at Matthews Funeral Home.  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel.


  1. I was a classmate of Mike from 7th grade at Monroney until we graduated from Midwest City Highschool in 1972. All of those years we were both in concert band and of course the great marching bands at Midwest City Highschool under the direction of the legendary E. Paul Enid. Mike and I had many great times, including some not so great like the time a classmate snitched on us and we were picked up by the police! We suffered through Algebra 2 together and felt fortunate to pass. Many great memories will always be with me of my friendship with Mike. I will miss him very much.

  2. Mike was my assistant coach at Yukon High School 1986-92. Mike was a good coach, hard worker, and very loyal. More importantly he was a good friend. So sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed.

  3. I was a classmate of Mike’s from grade school through highschool. We had many great times throughout those years. He was always a good friend to me.

  4. Mike was my best friend, and cousin. Mike had the biggest heart of any person I have ever meet. Mike thank you so much for being a brother,friend and more than words can say. I love you and miss you so much. Greg Springer.

  5. To family and friends of Michael, I am so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God’s word especially the message found at John 5:29-28. This promise of a resurrection is faith strengthening for many. Also the hope from Rev 21:3-4. God wants us to be comforted at our time of loss and has put in place a means for hope. Follow the link below to read of these promises

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