Official Obituary of

Gay Leslie Jenkins Jr.

August 27, 1941 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Gay Jenkins Jr. Obituary

Gay Leslie Jenkins Jr., passed away March 26, 2024.

He is survived by his loving wife, violet Jenkins, child Cynthia (Joe) Porras, grandchildren Jeremy (Alyssa) Callison, Michael (Heather) Callison, Joshua (Phyllis) Callison, Zachary Callison, Timothy Porras, Samantha (Jonathon) Kester, Rebecca Jenkins, Wyatt Jenkins, Margaret Jenkins, Rachelle Jenkins, sixteen great-grandchildren, sisters Loretta, Betty, Barbara, Maryann, and Joan, and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Preceded in death by parents Gay & Margaret Jenkins, son Odis Jenkins, niece Michelle Combs, and baby brother Howard Jenkins.

Gay (Leslie) was born August 27, 1941 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Gay (Leslie) has been married to his beautiful wife Violet for 63 years. He was an active member of his church, loved his flowers and gardens, and was a beautiful piano player. He retired from CTA in Chicago, IL, and was a great provider for his family.

Visitation will be held April 1, 2024 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Rd (one block south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN, 46322. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at the funeral home at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, IN. 

For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Michael Kuiper-Vass by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at

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April 1, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Funeral Service
April 2, 2024

10:00 AM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322


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