Mr. Jenkins served his country by joining the United States Air Force in 1951. He retired from the Evansville Courier and Press in 1996. Don enjoyed spending most of his time fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents and most recently his sister, Mary Sue Davis.
He is survived by his son Mark Jenkins and his fiancée Annette White of Henderson, and granddaughter Taylor Beth Jenkins of Henderson; his sister Betty and brother-in-law Gene Robertson of Sterling Heights, Mich.; nephew Gary Robertson of Daphne, Ala.; and close friend Bill Wortman of Henderson.