Richard “Dewi” Kent Jenkins, 80 of Lee’s Summit, Missouri formerly of Higginsville, MO passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, MO surrounded by family.
A graveside Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 7, 2022, at Lexington Memory Gardens in Lexington, MO. Memorials are suggested to the Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall, Road., Kansas City, MO 64145. Memories of Richard and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or on our Facebook Page. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 South Street, Lexington, MO 64067, 660-259-2245.
Richard was born on August 22, 1942, in Sweet Springs, MO to Marion and Dolores (Dierking) Jenkins. He graduated from Lafayette County C-1 in Higginsville, MO. After high school Richard joined the Carpenters Union Local #61 in Kansas City, MO. While in the union Richard worked for D.F. Cahill Construction, Di Carlo Construction, and he retired from the union while working for Rand and Son Construction Company. On August 17, 1974, he was united in marriage to Janice Soendker in Higginsville, MO. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, building things for his grandchildren, but most of all he will be remembered for always putting others and their needs first.
Richard is survived by his wife, Janice Jenkins of Lee’s Summit, MO; two sons, Rick Jenkins and wife Brenda of Raymore, MO and Jason Jenkins and wife Jennifer of Kansas City, KS; five grandchildren, Patrick Jenkins and wife Mallory of Blue Springs, MO, Tiffany Ryan and husband Trey of Lee’s Summit, MO, Lauren Jenkins, Oliver Jenkins, and Everett Jenkins all of Kansas City, KS; one great grandson, Kaden Ryan; two brothers, Ronald Jenkins and wife Donna of Dallas, Texas and Denny Jenkins and wife Peggy of Aurora, Colorado; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Jenkins of Phoenix, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by two brothers, Danny Jenkins and Larry Jenkins.