Dean C. Jenkins


Dean C. Jenkins, 84, of Bates City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Blue Springs, MO.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 9th at Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove, MO; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.


Dean was born November 21, 1933, in Lone Jack, Missouri.  He was a Marine Veteran of the Korean Conflict, where he was wounded twice and received 2 purple hearts.  Dean enjoyed many country music shows, was an avid history buff, and spent many hours reading.  He was a character and you never knew what he was going to say or do!


Dean was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Jean (Hayes) Jenkins in September 2010; and a son, Randy in 1957.


His survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Sprous (DeWayne) of Blue Springs, MO; two sons: Ron Jenkins (Sarah) of Lee’s Summit, MO, and Tom Jenkins (Deborah) of Holden, MO; brother, Bob Jenkins of Independence, MO; eight grandchildren: Matthew Sprous, Emily Sprous, Derick Deterding, Taylor Gasich, John Jenkins, Mac Jenkins, Jason Pucilowski, and Houston White; and three great-grandchildren.


Arrangements:  Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove, MO   816-690-4441


I loved visiting him and aunt Betty as a kid. He always had great stories.  He was a wonderful man. Always had a smile and a kind voice.  You will be missed uncle Dean.  - Jason Hayes

I am so sorry for you loss Ron. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  - Lisa Viera (EBP)



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