Thursday, December 1, 2011

In Loving Memory

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!


  1. I grew up with Jennings, Guy and Ann in Marianna, Arkansas. For me, there are fond memories of all three....especially your mother.
    I'm so sorry to learn of Jennings'death and your photographs mean something to me. Thank you for sharing them.
    Please tell Ann that I am thinking of all of you and I have been following the blog since it's beginning. It makes my heart glad.
    In Christian love,
    Sandy Beauchamp

  2. What an honorable tribute of your uncle. I'm sorry you've lost such a dear uncle and friend.
    I continue to pray for your family, and have asked the LORD to comfort your hearts and give you peace.


  3. May God comfort your hearts. Wr were saddened to hear of your loss. :(
    Love and prayers, the Wahlquists