Clyde Menuard Jenkins


Clyde Menuard Jenkins, age 97, of Rusk, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Jacksonville. He was born February 3, 1922 in Pollock to Charley and Virginia (Redd) Jinkins.
Clyde served the U.S. Army during WWII and worked as a mechanic for South Pacific Railroad. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Rusk, of the Rusk Masonic Lodge and a 3rd degree mason for 76 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Merle Thelma Jenkins; brothers: Arden, Jack Lewis and Calvin Jinkins; sister, Mauzie McGee and son-in-law, Richard "Butch" Westfall.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Clyde Miller Jenkins and wife Glenda of Rusk and Walter Earl Jenkins and wife Robin of Rockdale; daughters, Betty Westfall of Houston and Diane Thomas and husband Alan of Conroe. His brother is Alvin Jinkins of Rusk and sisters are Faye Scarborough of Lufkin, Audrey Woodard of Rusk, Pearlene Gary of Tyler and Maye Vaughn of Huntington. He is also survived by grandchildren: Clyde M. Jenkins Jr., Bryan Westfall, Keith Thomas, Charlie Jenkins, Amber Essary, Mary Ann Vanicek, Kimberly Gerren, Christine Jenkins; great grandchildren: Chase Jenkins, Alyson Jenkins, Mallorie Jenkins, Matt Jenkins, Maylee Jenkins, Cory Michael Jenkins, Ariel Westfall, Ashlynn Westfall, Kendal Thomas, Myla Nicole Thomas, Taylor Olivia Thomas, Kennady Rae Essary, Emma Vanicek, Elise Vanicek, Kannon Gerren, Gattis Gerren, Chasity Johnson and a great-great grandson, Cain Mason Jenkins.
Visitation will begin on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 and friends are cordially invited to visit with Clyde's family from 6 to 8 o'clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Bro James Palmer, Randall Jinkins and Olan Woodard officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will be at Henry Cemetery in Gallatin.
Pallbearers will be Kason Gerren, Kannon Gerren, Keith Thomas, Miller Jenkins, Charlie Jenkins, Matt Jenkins, Cory Michael Jenkins, Chase Jenkins, Shane Essary and Brian Westfall
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