Lindle Lee Jenkins

Lindle Lee Jenkins, 95, of Lorena, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Funeral Service: 10AM Wednesday, February 20th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Smith delivering his eulogy.

Military Graveside Service: will follow at 1PM at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Visitation: will be 6 to 7:30PM Tuesday, February 19th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Lindle Lee Jenkins was born in Benton Illinois on November 19, 1923 to Ollie Catlett Jenkins and Amanda Helen “Nall” Jenkins. He was the youngest of five siblings. Lindle was baptized in 1936 at the age of 13 years old and has remained a faithful member of the Lords church ever since. In May of 1943 during WWII at the age of 20 he enlisted in the “Army Air Force” which was part of the army before the Air Force became a separate branch of our military. He served until Feb. of 1946 as an Airplane and Engine Mechanic. He attended Abilene Christian College, now Abilene Christian University, from 1946 – 1949 and graduated with a BA in psychology. During his college years he supported himself by working as a dairy goat farmer and as a sales manager for a grain and feed company. In 1948 while still attending college he enlisted in the Air Force reserve and continued in the enlisted ranks as a B-29 mechanic until he received a Presidential commission in 1951 to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. In August of 1951 he was called back to active duty during the Korean War and remained on active duty for one year. He continued to serve as an Air Force officer in the Air Force reserves until 1968 when he retired with the rank of Major. He was married to Melba Fraker on December 28 1952. They adopted two beautiful little girls. Susan in January of 1960 and Sherri in May of 1963. He began his career in pharmaceutical sales and worked for several pharmaceutical companies including Boehringer Ingelheim one of the world’s leading research driven pharmaceutical companies with whom he retired after working in the industry for over 25 years. He was commonly known as Dr. Quack a handle he got from his CB radio truck driving buddies while traveling across country on his sales routes. This name stuck with him over the years and was commonly used by his friends, neighbors, family and even doctors who relied on him for his extensive knowledge of medicine. He was a member of the National Association of Barbershop Harmony. He belonged to the Stardust, and Cabaret Ballroom Dance Clubs. He worshiped at the New Road Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include daughters, Susan Peitsmeyer and husband John of China Spring, TX and Sherri Flesner and husband John of Thornton, CO; six grandchildren, Christa, Ashley, John, Jordan, Travis and Marissa; 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to Blue Bonnet Health Services for being such a loving and compassionate group to Lindle and his family.

Memorial Contributions: Cherokee Home for Children, P.O. Box 295, Cherokee, TX 76832 or CLICK HERE to donate.

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  1. Praying for your family.

  2. Laura and Dale White

    It was our joy to get to know Lindle as he came to Gatesville to visit our dear friend Lura Neil. HIs quick wit was always a bright spot in our day. Our hearts go out to you in your loss. He was a treasure that will remain in your hearts.

  3. Susan K Peitsmeyer

    Laura & Dale,
    Thank you so much for your kind words about Dad. I remember you both fondly as we worshiped with you during our visit with my Aunt. I heard your names over and over again as you were so generous with your time helping my Aunt. May the good Lord continue to bless you both.
    Susan Peitsmeyer

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