JEFFERSON, Ga. — Dr. Roger Drake Jenkins of Jefferson, GA reclaimed his citizenship in Heaven on December 20, 2013. Roger was born April 27, 1936 in St. Paris, Ohio and was a graduate of Graham Local High School. He graduated twice from The Ohio State University, one of which was from the College of Medicine. He practiced Family Medicine for over 38 years, until his retirement in 2003. He is preceded in death by his parents Ernest "Vet" and Lillian [Drake] Jenkins.
He is survived by his wife Judy and five children: Don [Jill] Jenkins of Waynesville, OH; Debora [Tom] Valentine of Milton, GA; Dwayne [Angie] Jenkins of Hilliard, OH; Tiersa [Christopher] Laskey of Jefferson, GA; Kyle [Tammi] Jenkins of Grand Rapids, MI; and his exchange-student daughter, Meike Scheidat of The Netherlands: and, 14 precious grandchildren: Kara and Ashley Jenkins, Zac and Vittorio Valentine, Brock, Cassie and Braden Jenkins, Drake, Emerson, Hollis and Philippa Laskey, Alexander and Jaden Jenkins, Jonas Scheidat. He is also survived by two first cousins, Bernice Cox and her daughter Debbie Bartholomew of Nashville, GA; and Sam [Denise] Heckman and their children Allie and Jacob of New Carlisle, OH.
He served as President of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, was a member of the OSU President's Club, a life member of the Ohio State Alumni Association and was an avid Buckeye. He was also the Director of the Student Health Clinic at Ohio Northern University, President of Medical Staff at Lima Memorial Hospital, Medical Director of the Allen County Board of Health and he served in the Ohio Army National Guard, Major, as a Medical Officer for nine years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roger's name to: The Ohio State University Medical School's Scholarship Fund (Dean Scholarship Fund #313941) at Medical Center Development Office, 660 Ackerman Rd., P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43123.