Keith Jenkins May 3, 1951 – November 24, 2016

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jenkinsKeith “Papa” Jenkins went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at the age of 65. He was born in Dallas, Texas, on May 3, 1951, to Wendell and Marjie Jenkins.

Raised in Duncanville, he graduated from Duncanville High School in 1969. He attended East Texas State University and graduated with a degree in computer science. He married Peggy Glenn in 1972 and moved to the Dallas area. He was an information technology analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Keith was a devoted member of First Baptist Dallas, a director of his Sunday school class, and a member of the choir.

Keith is preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Marjie Jenkins, his daughter, Jennifer “JJ” Marks, and granddaughter, Tanya Marks.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Jenkins; daughter and son-in-law, Jeans and Michael White with grandsons, Matthew and Daniel, of Monroe, Virginia; and son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Carolyn Marks with grandson, Jonathan, of Duncanville, Texas.

jaynesVisitation with the family is 7-9 pm, Thursday, December 1, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel, 811 S. Cockrell Hill Road in Duncanville.

Funeral services will start at 1:00 pm, Friday, December 2, 2016, in the Truett Chapel at First Baptist Church Dallas, 1707 San Jacinto Street, Dallas, Texas.

Graveside services will follow at Restland Cemetery, 9220 Restland Road, Dallas, at 2:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Keith’s memory to the American Cancer Society, Downtown Pregnancy Center, or Pathway to Victory.