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Roland “Bruce” Jenkins, 65

Roland “Bruce” Jenkins, age 65, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at home surrounded by his family and friends. Bruce was the husband of Deborah Kay Jenkins and they shared 36 wonderful years of marriage together. Bruce said himself that he has gotten to do more in his lifetime than most and he is grateful for all of the exciting and memorable opportunities he was given.

Bruce was born in Hazen, Arkansas on September 5, 1951 to Charles “Roland” and Lottie Jenkins. He retired from Target Distribution Center and ACE Distribution Center both in Maumelle, Arkansas, as an Industrial Maintenance Technician. Bruce also devoted many years to the charitable organization Central Arkansas Buckmasters of which he was the chapter president for many years.

Bruce was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Bruce and his wife Debbie enjoyed bass fishing together for fun and in tournaments. Bruce spent a lot of time teaching his children and grandchildren how to hunt and fish. He also guided deer hunts on a ranch in Texas. Bruce also enjoyed hunting bear, moose, elk, duck, and axis deer. He spent a lot of time working on projects around the house and tending to his garden. Bruce was also the guy you could call if you needed a hand. He was always willing to help. The time Bruce spent enjoying his hobbies created many lasting and loving memories for his wife, family, and friends. We will miss him so much, until we meet again.

Bruce is survived by his spouse, Debbie Jenkins of Greenbrier, Arkansas; children, Jamie Jenkins and wife Brandy of Ward, Arkansas, Joshua Jenkins and wife Elizabeth of Cabot, Arkansas, and Stephanie Coleman and husband Clark of Greenbrier, Arkansas; and grandchildren, Ryan Jenkins, Jordan Dullard, Jonathan Cain, Jonah Coleman, Madison Cain, Rylee Jenkins, Elijah Coleman, Joshua Jenkins, and Drake Coleman. Bruce has two sisters, Carlotta Linam and Kathy Cook of Hazen, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles “Roland” and Lottie Jenkins of Hazen, Arkansas.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Church Alive in Conway, Arkansas. . Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400

35 Comments

  • Bruce Staggs Posted May 26, 2017 4:50 PM

    Was my best friend for about 30 years. Miss him every day

    • John McCullar Posted June 1, 2017 9:30 PM

      He was more like a big brother to you for 30 years and we are both heartbroken. Not a better guy to share our time here on earth with. Never had a problem telling the ones he loved that he loved them and we didn’t either. Love both my Bruce’s.

    • Marty Baldwin Posted June 4, 2017 6:25 AM

      You 2 were hooked at the hip at Target… I always enjoyed talking to and seeing the Bruce and Bruce show when we were all on night shift.

  • Chris L. Howser Posted May 26, 2017 4:59 PM

    I enjoyed the times we spent together fishing and hunting ! We worked together at Target, and I will always remember if?I had a problem he was always there !! I will miss you my friend, but will see you again someday !!

  • Cody & Lauren Gates Posted May 26, 2017 5:29 PM

    We are deeply saddened to hear that Bruce has passed. We are thinking of and praying for all that knew and loved him. He touched our lives, and we will always remember him.

  • Rickey Henley Posted May 26, 2017 6:33 PM

    Prayers for Bruce’s Family and Friend’s.

  • Jerry Atkinson Posted May 26, 2017 6:43 PM

    One of the nicest and friendliest guys you would ever want to meet. He will truly be missed. Prayers for those left behind.

  • Robbie Wilkerson Posted May 26, 2017 7:30 PM

    Another angel in heaven will be missed here on Earth

  • Beverly McCollum Posted May 26, 2017 7:44 PM

    Debbie and family, I was so sorry to hear about Bruce. He was always such a nice person. He was one of the first people I knew at Target.. Praying for comfort for you all.

  • Molly Wellman Posted May 26, 2017 7:59 PM

    Debbie and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time! Asking God to be with all of you during this time and in the days ahead. Love you Debbie and Stephanie!

  • Jake Stroud Posted May 26, 2017 8:57 PM

    What a wonderful man he was! I had the pleasure of working with Bruce at Target. Also a gentleman, genuine friend to many and a man of integrity! Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss!

  • Terry Gibson II Posted May 26, 2017 8:57 PM

    I love you Bruce and Debbie you were always great friends to me during my 18 years at target. It was funny to hear her at one time you lived up the street from me and Rose city.

  • Gary Bivens Posted May 26, 2017 11:10 PM

    Good man and good friend!

  • Theresa Lynn Posted May 26, 2017 11:26 PM

    God Bless you Debbie. I pray the Lord will comfort you and your family. Praying for you

  • Tracy Styles Posted May 27, 2017 6:24 AM

    Worked with Bruce at target serval years and enjoyed him immensely

  • Becky Turner Posted May 27, 2017 8:16 AM

    So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. He was was one heck of a guy. Thoughts and prayers go out to Debbie and family.

  • Bill Meyer Posted May 27, 2017 10:35 AM

    So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. So many memories of our years together at Target. I remember first meeting Bruce as part of the start up of the SDC. I will miss him and will keep Debbie in my prayers.

  • David Edwards Posted May 27, 2017 11:42 AM

    Debbie, I am so very sorry for you’re loss, please know we are praying and our thoughts are with you and the family.

  • Jason and Ruth Kemp Posted May 27, 2017 12:24 PM

    A man whom always had a smile on his face for all of us at Target….you will be missed… love, thoughts and prayers to all of the family and friends who will miss you so much… until we meet again… you are an angel watching over us all

  • Treasa Webb Posted May 27, 2017 1:00 PM

    I always though a lot of Bruce and Debbie and always will. I truly enjoyed all the times we spent together, fishing, Buckmasters, going out to eat, 4 wheeler parties, hunting, etc. Beuce always swore we were cousins. Well cousin, I miss you but will see you again someday. You will always be here in my heart.

  • Janet Harris Posted May 27, 2017 8:10 PM

    So, sorry to hear that Bruce passed. Praying for you and your family Deborah.

  • Linda & Matt Lussier Posted May 27, 2017 9:51 PM

    So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Wonderful memories of him while working at Target. Always so positive and willing do help when needed, no matter what was needed. Praying for Debbie and family.

  • Dustin Lewter Posted May 28, 2017 10:51 AM

    Great man I enjoyed all the years at Target working with Bruce & Debbie. Praying that God will give your family peace in this loss.

  • Mark Housee Posted May 28, 2017 12:40 PM

    good friend and coworker you will be missed

  • Andrea Stane Posted May 28, 2017 6:36 PM

    Debbie, I am so sorry sweetie. I know Bruce was the love of your life and the sweetest and most caring guy I ever knew. He loved you with all his heart, loved his sons and daughter and grandkids. I’m so proud to be his friend.

  • Marsha Collier Posted May 29, 2017 8:04 AM

    Bruce has been a great friend for 46 years. He was a good man. Loved his family so much, He will be missed by many, Debbie your in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Scott Kiehn Posted May 29, 2017 9:30 AM

    A true gentleman and great man. It was a pleasure to work with you for the short time that I did. Debbie, my heart breaks for you. You are in my prayers.

  • Nathan, Angie, Erin, and Bradley House Posted May 29, 2017 4:55 PM

    Bruce was a true friend that taught me so many things about how to be a better person. Debbie continued that work, and both of them have been an inspiration in my life. They care so deeply about everyone and I’m proud to say that Bruce left the world a better place than what he found it. Their marriage is an inspiration and the love they have for each other, their kids, and their grandkids is unconditional. The kids and I are so very lucky to have known Bruce and Debbie. Our heart breaks over his passing. Debbie, we love you and your family dearly and we are so sorry for your and your family’s loss.

  • Kevin Melton Posted May 31, 2017 8:56 PM

    Debbie, I loved you and Bruce so much! Bruce started me fishing and I can remember the day like it was yesterday! I am so saddened by his passing and I pray for peace for you and the family. One of the saddest days of my life. God bless you!

  • Frank and Gail James Posted June 1, 2017 4:56 PM

    Debbie, we are so sorry to hear of Bruce’s death. Frank and I are praying for you and the entire family. You will always be in our hearts and prayers. Love you so very much Debbie.

  • Mark&Myra Smith Posted June 2, 2017 9:50 AM

    We only met Mr. Bruce once. Within a few minutes it was like talking with an old friend.He was a very special person and loved his family very much.Stephanie you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.Love Myra & Mark

  • Marty Baldwin Posted June 4, 2017 6:39 AM

    Bruce was a very Good Man. He would do anything for anyone. He will be missed dearly. I’m so glad got the privilege to be friends and co-workers with both Bruce and Debbie. Love and Prayers to the Jenkins family.

  • Kiaya Roper Posted June 5, 2017 7:07 PM

    Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce was a gentle, kind, and quite helpful man. It’s been years since I have seen you two, but I remember you both, fondly.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • Kiaya Henderson Roper Posted June 5, 2017 7:09 PM

      Kiaya Henderson-Roper

  • Stacye Dullard Peebles Posted June 8, 2017 3:20 PM

    Debbie, I am so sorry to hear that Bruce passed away. I have thought of both of you over the years and will always remember Bruce as a quiet, gentle man who loved his family, worked hard, and tried to always do the right thing. I will remember him with fondness and love and wish you well.

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