Jeffrey Lee “Jethro” Jenkins, 57 years old of Altamont passed away suddenly on September 3, 2016 at 9:30 PM at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois
Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday September 7, 2016 at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont. Funeral Services will follow at 8:00 PM with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright of the Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating.
Burial Services will be conducted at a later date in the Arborcrest Memorial Park Cemetery next to his grandparents.
Jeffrey was born September 3, 1959 in the Dr. Mark Greer hospital, Vandalia, Illinois. He was a former member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed his faith in 1971. He graduated from Altamont Community High School with the class of 1974.
“Jethro” as his local nickname had been employed at the Goers Motor Sales in Altamont by his grandfather Werner Goers and worked with his uncle Lee Goers in the automotive industry. Jethro then moved to Florida where he was employed by the Bacardi Rum Distillery and then later for the Ray Mifflin Roofing Company for numerous years. He then returned to Altamont where he did odd jobs and was seen around town. He always wanted to be a friend to many people.
Memorials may be directed to the Effingham County Humane Society and/or the Donor’s Choice.
Jeffrey is survived by his Step-Father and Mother: Kenneth Dean and Judy Elouise Goers-Oldham of Altamont, Illinois, Brothers: James (wife, Melody) Jenkins and their son Joseph Jenkins of Lakewood, Illinois, Ricky (wife, Renee) Oldham and their son Dalton Brazel of Tower Hill, Illinois, Terry (wife, Becky) Oldham and their children: Alli Kline, Emma and Jacob Oldham of Newton, Illinois
He was preceded in death by his Father Jimmy Dale Jenkins, Grandparents Harold and Erma Jenkins and Hazel Durbin, Werner and Eleanor Duckwitz-Goers.