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William Jenkins

William Jenkins, age 93, formerly of Irving, TX, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Primrose Retirement Communities in Wausau.

Bill was born in Scotland on May 1, 1920 and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1928.  After graduating from high school in Yonkers, N.Y. in 1937 he attended the New York State competition for shorthand and typing in Buffalo, N.Y. and came in second.  With these skills he earned employment with the Boy Scouts of America and during the next nearly 50 years worked his way from office boy to National Director of Merchandizing at their headquarters in Irving, TX.

Bill served with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II for almost 4 years in the Asian theatre including Okinawa.  He married Jean Rasmussen in 1962, preceding him in death in 1996.  He was a longtime member of Woodhaven Presbyterian Church and participated in numerous volunteer activities including Boy Scout Museum and hospital volunteering.

Bill is survived by his brother, David C. Jenkins; nephews Dr. David D. Jenkins (Deanne), Weston, and Robert Jenkins, North Carolina; and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Uncle Bill will be laid to rest beside his wife, Jean, the love of his life, in South Amboy, New Jersey.

Brainard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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