1941 - 2017

Billy Wayne “Bill” Jenkins, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 3:18 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Pekin Manor.

Born July 21, 1941, in Franklinton, La., to Zelimer “Bud” and Lurleane Hunt Jenkins. He married Judith Kay (Kaldi) Valentine Sept. 2, 2000, in East Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Joni (David) Truxillo of New Orleans, La., and Stacy (Thomas) Ashton of Baton Rouge, La.; two stepsons, Mark (Michelle) Valentine of Marquette Heights and Brian (Amy) Valentine of Pekin; four grandchildren; and one brother, Larry (Kathy) Jenkins of Franklinton, La.; and his two special pets, Miss Kitty and Pepe.

Bill was a certified Firefighter Instructor at Louisiana State University.

Bill was an animal lover and enjoyed fantasy baseball and reading. He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs and LSU Sports.

There will be no local services and cremation will be accorded. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

The family would like to thank Dr. Honan and the staff of Pekin Manor and Hospice Compassus for their compassionate care given to Bill.

To offer condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.