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Frankie “Joe” Jenkins
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Highland
Sparks and Highland, KS

Frankie “Joe” Jenkins, age 60, formerly of Sparks and Highland Kansas area. Joe was born the fifth son of Paul and Doris (Davis) Jenkins. He passed away after a lengthy struggle with multiple health conditions on January 22nd, 2024.

Frankie Joe Jenkins enlisted in the United States Air Force on May 24th, 1982, after graduating high school. While serving as a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist, he achieved the rank of Senior Airman. He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1991.

Despite facing significant challenges throughout his life Joe Jenkins remained committed to living each moment to the fullest. An ardent supporter of the Kansas City Chiefs, he took great pleasure in attending training camps, watching the games, and sharing his fandom with those closest to him.

Joe Jenkins valued his relationships with family and close friends. He was known for his keen sense of humor and generosity, he always tried to make others around him feel comfortable and welcome.

Throughout his life, Joe Jenkins demonstrated a profound commitment to helping those less fortunate than himself. He donated to various charitable organizations. His philanthropic endeavors have left a mark on countless individuals, and his legacy of caring and empathy will endure beyond his lifetime.

Joe Jenkins is survived by his children Zachary Jenkins (Erika Harlan-Jenkins) and Dustin Jenkins; brothers Roger Jenkins and Steven Jenkins; and his many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Doris Jenkins, and his brothers Melvin and Kenneth Jenkins. He will be greatly missed by all family members, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances.

Visitation will be held at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Highland, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon Friday, February 2, with services will follow at 12 Noon.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-5 Thursday afternoon.

In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to be made in memory of Joe Jenkins to Children- Mercy Hospital Kansas City.

Rest in peace, Joe Jenkins. Your kind heart, warm spirit, and unwavering determination have left a permanent imprint on all who were lucky enough to cross paths with you. Though you may no longer physically be with us, your influence will remain alive and well in the countless acts of kindness and generosity that you inspired.

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