Wylie Bert Jenkins

I am a Veteran.Wylie Bert Jenkins
December 8, 1928 - July 22, 2020

Wylie Bert Jenkins (12/8/28 - 7/23/20) son of George and Rubye Jenkins. The seventh child of a family of nine. Wylie was born in Ben Wheeler, Texas and died in Ben Wheeler, Texas with a few detours in between. He attended Ben Wheeler School and graduated with the class of 1946 from Van High School. He married Connie Moore of Ben Wheeler and had one son, Eddie Joe Jenkins. He is preceded in death by wife Connie Jenkins, son Eddie Joe Jenkins and daughter-in-law Judi Jenkins. He is survived by granddaughter Lesli Blevins, husband Jason Blevins and two great grandsons Jae and Jared Blevins of Houston, Texas. Brothers Don Jenkins of Richardson, Texas and Benny Jenkins of San Angelo, Texas.
After graduating from Van High School, Wylie and Connie married and Wylie went to work for Bell Telephone Co. He served 2 years in the US Army during the occupation of Germany, WWII. He returned to Houston and was co-owner of Triangle Television. After retirement, Wylie and Connie returned to Ben Wheeler and started ranching.
Wylie had colorful stories to share and was known for his “sayings” that painted colorful mind pictures. He was dearly loved by his nieces and nephews and always wanted to know, “What’s going on in your life?” Wylie was known as the “honey man” around Ben Wheeler. If you visited him, you were likely to leave with a small jar of local honey. Sundays found him up early and attending worship at First Methodist Church of Ben Wheeler and later in the day attending services at the Cowboy Church, always bringing banana pudding for their dinners. Children loved Wylie because he always had time for them and made them feel special. If you ever asked Wylie how he was doing, he would always say, “I am so blessed!” He was always grateful for God’s blessings!
We miss Wylie so much! Family and friends have a huge void in their lives since he moved to Heaven!