Donald L. Jenkins

December 01, 1942 ‒ September 13, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Donald L. Jenkins, 78, of Galion passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at Avita Galion Hospital.

Born December 1, 1942 in Ironton, he was the son of Troy A. and Mable (Collins) Jenkins. He married Marie (Campbell) Jenkins on February 19, 1962 and she survives.

He served in the United States Air Force and was a welder at the former Marion Power Shovel, Eagle Crusher Company and A & G Manufacturing from where he retired. Donald enjoyed hunting and fishing and working in the garage with his boys. He liked to watch wrestling and football, especially the Cleveland Browns.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Ronald (Vicki) Jenkins of Galion, Sherry Jenkins of Bucyrus, Linda James of Galion, Lisa (David) James of Galion, Donald Jenkins of Galion, and Ryan (Alley) Jenkins of Galion,  Rhonda (Fred) Forwith and Darrin James;  numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and siblings Cora Jenkins, Jimmy Jenkins, Danny Jenkins, Sheila Massey and Dorothy, all of Ironton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son James Michael Jenkins; daughter Rhonda Jenkins, two great grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 16, 2021at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held Friday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor David Bates officiating. Burial will follow at Iberia Cemetery.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Air Force and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Donald Jenkins, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Marie and family
    I’m so sorry for your loss.Cherish the memories till you meet again. God be with you
    Thru this difficult time.

  • Family I’m at a loss for words. Please know we all (myself, LeChel, Emma and Pacstin)love Pops. Always have always will. We wonderful memories we will hold in our hearts forever. If y’all need to talk please call. We wish we could be there for y’all. Love and miss you. Special love and miss to our Pops.

  • I’ve just seen this in my heart hurts. I had the pleasure of knowing DON for several years. Many many rounds of physical therapy. I got to know him and his family and became so close that they felt like my own. Such an amazing man. Great family. You will be missed. Fly hi and enjoy those wings.

  • Fly high my friend , it’s been a pleasure to have you as a friend. You go and wait till the day that the lord calls me home and when I get there we will take a stroke. Through heaven.
    I know how hard it is to give them up but you will see them again one day. May God comfort you in it’s time of you all

  • Grandpa, I will forever love you!
    I could write a book of apologies… but I now know its to late! I am sorry!
    – Love you always and forever!

  • Marie, Ronnie,Donnie,Sherry,Linda, Lisa, Amber Dawn, Ryan and all his grandchildren. I don’t want to forget any one of you but from the bottom of my heart I am so very sorry for your loss. Pops was one of the great ones. He was always kind and helped me when I was in need. I remember how he would chuckle at Jonathan and Kimmie and said,” Sissy, someday that boy will like her back.” All these years later they are together with a beautiful family.I haven’t seen him in so long but thought of him often. I know he was the glue that held the family together. I will never forget his smile and kind words. I pray for you all to get through this time together. I know he will live on in the great memories he made here on earth. I love you all. Our deepest condolences, Tina & Rick

  • Grandpa I will forever love you and miss you, from the bottom of my heart… I am so sorry with every beat of my heart… Til we meet again… Fly High Grandpa.. Love you forever and always.. Your Granddaughter Lindsay

  • We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a very kind man. Always treated Ken and I as well as our sons Kyle and Nathaniel very good. He and his family were great neighbors many years ago. We lost touch but we never forgot him or the family. I’ve prayed many prayers for Don as I knew he was very ill. I pray he’s at peace now. I pray that God will give peace and comfort to the family at this time. I know how much Don ment to all of you. R.I.P Don you will be greatly missed by many.

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