Born 4-9-1934 -- Died 6-27-2005
Darrel Lee Jennings, 71, of Myrtle, Mo., was born April 9, 1934, in Eldorado, Ill., the son of the late Raymond Jennings and Bessie Reed Jennings. He died June 27, 2005, at Myrtle.
He was united in marriage May 26, 1950, in Rockford, Ill., to Doris Peterson. He was a machinist and was employed by Air Research in Phoenix, Ariz. for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Jennings of the home in Myrtle, Mo.; eight children -- Don Jennings of Thayer, Ron Jennings of Rockford, Ill., Jody McCartney of West Plains, Rod Jennings of Phoenix, Ariz., Colleen Winklepleck of Myrtle, Pam Jennings of Thayer, Lori Weeks of Thayer, and Steve Jennings of West Plains; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters -- Elva Hagen of Eldorado, Ill., and Ellen Stagner of Asheville, N.C.; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents -- Raymond Jennings and Bessie Reed Jennings; one son, Rick Jennings; three brothers -- Floyd Jennings, Lloyd Jennings and Roy Jennings; and a sister, Inza Fehr.
A memorial service was held July 2 at First Assembly of God Church in Thayer, with Bro Ron Richardson officiating. Arrange-ments were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.