Our dear Uncle Jennings went to be with the Lord earlier this week.
Uncle Jennings was always so gentle, sweet, thoughtful, and compassionate. He would do anything for you! We have loved living closer to him the past 14 years. He was so good about dropping in to visit us when he was out our way or even going out of his way to come by. We always loved to listen to his stories - he could make anything funny!
In memory, we wanted to share some of our favorite pictures of this very special man.
Uncle Jennings and his older brother, our Uncle Guy - aren't they adorable?!
Uncle Jennings shows Mama his airplane. This picture is one of my favorites!
He was such a kind and caring man. Mama says he was always a wonderful big brother.
Uncle Guy, Uncle Jennings, and Mama
One of his school pictures from Marianna, Arkansas
Uncle Jennings served 29 1/2 years in the United States Army and Army National Guard...
...spending 3 of those years in Vietnam.
He earned several medals including Bronze Star, Purple Heart, 2 Army Commendation Medals with Oak Leaf Cluster - Quadruple (received for different tours of Duty in Vietnam), National Defense Service Medal and Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Commendation Medal, National Guard Service Medal, Tennessee Volunteer Medal, and 5 Overseas Bars.
Uncle Jennings, Aunt Susan, and our cousins, Sonya, Tiffany, Shasta, Misty, and Kelly
Uncle Jennings, Mama, and Uncle Guy in 1997
Uncle Jennings loved his family! Here are a few pictures of him with his grandchildren in recent years.
Uncle Jennings loved to hunt. Here he is a few years ago cleaning guns with our guys.
Uncle Jennings and Olivia at a cookout at Uncle Jennings' and Aunt Susan's this past summer
Uncle Jennings and Eva (2 weeks old)
A picture of his entire family, taken about 6 weeks ago
Our Uncle Jennings was a wonderful man . . . we will all miss him so much!