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Jarrett Imanuel Jenkins, Sr. was born May 5, 1990 in San Diego, CA to Alonda Watson and Imari Jenkins.
He grew up and attended public schools in Fort Worth, TX which he considered home. At a young age,
Jarrett accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church under the
leadership of Pastor Frank D. Lawson, Sr. In 2006 the family moved to Bowling Green, KY where Jarrett
graduated and completed his education at Greenwood High School. He was a star player on the school’s
varsity basketball team and helped lead them to regional champions his senior year. In 2009, Jarrett
enlisted in the United States Navy and remained active duty throughout his life. During his eleven-year
military career, Jarrett advanced from E-1 to E-6 and was awarded five Navy Achievement Medals for
meritorious service based on sustained performance of a superlative nature. While stationed on the
USS Higgins in San Diego, CA Jarrett’s teammates identified him as part of the “dream team.” His work
performance and leadership were well respected and acknowledged at every duty station.
Although Jarrett was a bit of a home body he enjoyed watching and playing sports, listening to music,
and learning new things. More than anything he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. One of
the most important relationships in Jarrett’s life was his best friend of twenty-nine years, his brother
Jeremy. There was rarely a mention of one without asking about the other. Family and friends
considered him a stand-up guy and leader who was willing to take a few light-hearted risks. Jarrett was
always willing to help and protect the people he loved most.
At his first duty station (Sigonella, Italy) Jarrett met the love of his life, Kira Tucker, and the two became
inseparable. Jarrett and Kira married in 2014. They traveled, advanced in their careers, and shared a
beautiful life together. Jarrett and Kira bore three children who became the center of their world. Kira
often referred to Jarrett as the fun parent while she did all the dirty work. Their personalities
complemented each other very well and they were in love until the end.
On December 2, 2020 Jarrett went to be with the Lord with his wife and both parents by his side. He is
proceeded in death by his maternal grandmother Altha Faye Watson, and both paternal grandparents,
Beola Jenkins and James Jenkins, Sr. Jarrett is survived by his wife Kira Jenkins, daughter Laila, two sons,
Jarrett Jr. and Eli, his mother Alonda Massey, his father Imari Jenkins, five brothers, Jeremy, Imari Jr.,
Ja’Cari, Jamar, and Jarrell, his grandfather Archie Watson (Cyndy), his great grandmother Dorothy
Spelmon, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who love him dearly.