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Jake Jenkins

SPUR— Services for Jake Shea Jenkins, 40, will set for 3 p. m. Wednesday, March 30, at First Baptist Church in Spur with Larry McClenny officiating. Interment will follow at Dickens Cemetery in Dickens.

Mr. Jenkins died Sunday, March 27, in Dickens County.

He was born Sept. 30, 1970, in Rockdale to Kirby Dan and Dorothy Faye Jenkins, who also passed away on Sunday March 27.

He married Rhonda Smith on Dec. 14, 1996, in Spur.

Mr. Jenkins was a 1989 graduate of Rockdale High School and graduated from South Plains College in 1992, studying bluegrass music, specializing in the banjo. In his studies he learned instrument making and became a certified luthier.

He worked at Collings Guitars in Austin from 1993 until 1996, making guitars, and traveling part time with the band Karl Shifflett & Big Country.

Mr. Jenkins began traveling with the band full time in 1996. During, that time he wrote and recorded “Worries on My Mind,” which became a number one hit on the Bluegrass charts, as well as in the top 10 on the Texas Music Charts. He also wrote numerous other songs such as “Cold, Cold Love” and “ Turn Around.”

Mr. Jenkins also worked for Lubbock Fire Department and was a musician for Hickory Hill band.

He was an avid outdoorsman and a hunting guide. He also enjoyed boating, hunting, fishing, gardening and repairing vintage trucks and recreational vehicles.

Mr. Jenkins’ absolute outdoor passion was flying his Stinson 108.

He was a member of Roaring Springs Church of Christ.

Survivors are his wife, Rhonda; his three children, Eli Jackson, age 9, Maggie Marie, 7, and Ella Rose, 5; a brother, Jason Jenkins and wife Lisa of Brenham; nephews Zachary and Samuel Jenkins of Brenham.


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