Jeffrey Paul Jenkins, 47

A memorial service for Jeffrey Paul Jenkins, 47, of Rockford, Illinois, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Mr. Jenkins died Aug. 18 at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford.

He was born June 19, 1971, in Sycamore, Illinois, the son of Paul and Carla Harrolle Jenkins. 

Mr. Jenkins had the amazing ability to make people smile. His warm and loving personality drew people to him like a magnet. His life revolved around music; he especially loved Elvis and country music. It was a family tradition for Jeff to recite “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” from memory; he never missed a beat. He enjoyed working and helping people whenever he could. He treasured spending his vacations with his family in Missouri, boating, swimming at the lake and playing mini golf. His family is comforted, knowing he is in the arms of Jesus and reunited with with his mother.

Survivors include his father, Paul Jenkins, of Gainesville; his sister, Nicole Morgan and husband Brian Morgan of Gainesville; nephews and niece Garrett, Katelyn and Tyler Morgan; aunts and uncles, Ann Andersen and husband Neil, Debra Ingram and husband Mike, Sally Harrolle and husband Dick, Ruth Devine and husband Ed; his great-aunt and great-uncle Florene and Dick Harrolle; and many more family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carla Jenkins. 

Burial will be in the Price Place Cemetery south of Pontiac. Memorial contributions may be made to Price Place Cemetery or to the facility where Jeff was residing: MOSAIC, 1111 S. Alpine, Suite 401, Rockford, IL 61108. 

Illinois arrangements by Unger-Horner Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Rochelle.

Local arrangements by Clinkingbeard Fune

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