Russell J. Jenkins, 85, of Princeton, died at 8:19 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 at Deaconess Hospital, in Evansville.


He was born Nov. 14, 1919 near Bicknell. 

Mr. Jenkins served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had lived in
Princeton since 1963, moving from Bicknell. He retired in 1986 after 21 years as co-owner and operator of Princeton Electric Motors. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 25, VFW Post 1147, Princeton Lodge 231 F & AM and was one of the founding members of the Princeton Optimist Club. 

He was preceded in death by his parents,
Clyde and Elizabeth Jenkins; his first wife, Lucille Jenkins, in 1986; a brother, Kenneth Jenkins; and a sister, Betty Gabbert

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Jenkins, of Ragsdale; a daughter, Connie (Jenkins) Wren, of
Raleigh, N.C.; and a sister, Doris Kambs, of Carmel

Funeral services will be at
1 p.m. Monday at the Colvin Funeral Home, with burial at the IOOF Cemetery, in Bicknell.


Friends may call at the funeral home in Princeton from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday. VFW Post #1147 will conduct military graveside services.