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Jody Jenkins

Jody Jenkins

Wednesday, December 12th, 1962 - Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
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Obituary

Jody Callaway Jenkins, 57, of Atkins, went home to be with his heavenly father September 29, 2020. He was born in Hollis, Oklahoma, son of the late Jack and Jean Canada Jenkins.

He was an educator following his calling to work with young people. Throughout his educational career he was a coach and teacher at Magnet Cove and Russellville Public Schools, a principal at Ozark High School and Johnson County Westside, the director of the Alma Opportunity School at Alma Public Schools, and current superintendent of Atkins Public Schools.

He is survived by his wife, Kristi Jenkins; daughter, Jackie Jenkins Moore and husband Brandon Moore; son, Ryan Jenkins; brothers, Teddy Jenkins, Toby Jenkins, and Dusty Jenkins; sister, Sharon Holcomb; mother and father-in-law, Larry and Janette Burris; and his extended family, church family, friends, school staff, and former athletes and students.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 6, at Sorrels Stadium at Lemley Field with Bro. Ted Darling, Bro. Ira Taylor, Brandon Moore, and Bro. Zach Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends following services. In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, face coverings are required and social distancing practices will be observed throughout.

Pallbearers are Brannon Haney, Jerrod Burns, Larry Dugger, Matt Coleman, Ronald Anderson, Mark Ferguson, and Bronson Ruston. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Atkins School Board, Atkins Public Schools faculty and staff, Ozark and Johnson County Westside administration and high school staff during his tenure as principal, and former coaching colleagues at Magnet Cove and Russellville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in his honor may be made to the Jody Jenkins Scholarship Fund, c/o the Red Devil Foundation, 307 N. Church St., Atkins, AR, 72823, or to the Atkins First Baptist Church, or to an organization of your choice that benefits the needs of children in some way.

Online obituary and condolences are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com.
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Virginia Young

Posted at 10:43pm
Christy I’m so so sorry. Your family has gone through so much! You and Jody had beautiful children( thanks to Facebook I’ve seen them.. I so wish I had made more of an effort to have had had y’all more in our lives.i have prayed for your family every night sense Westly’s death and will continue. I’m so proud that your family is strong Christians I do not know how people can make without Him in times like this. You still have Him and your precious children and your mom and dad and all the memories of your and Jody’s life. I really miss your mom, she is the only close family member I’ve had since childhood left I know these words can’t help you but prayers can. I have a Dr. appointment with Dr. Sneed tomorrow at 2:15. You all will be in my prayers, “baby Gina said to tell you she is praying too. I love you Christy.
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Jennefer Helsley

Posted at 12:12pm
Sending our love & prayers of comfort to your entire family for such a great loss... We know his walk home was surely GLORIOUS!! What a faithful, loving & honorable servant of the Lord. He left a mark on every life around him... and far away. We are forever grateful for his mark on our family. Our continued prayers are with you all. ~ The Helsley Family
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Your Christ Community Family

Posted at 12:11pm
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