Obituary of Francis Eugene Jennings
Francis Eugene "Dutch" Jennings, 95, of Carlinville, formerly of Roodhouse and Chesterfield, Illinois, passed away Saturday afternoon, October 19, 2019 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, IL.
Francis was born on September 18, 1924 to Arnold and Alice (Sullivan) Jennings in Chesterfield, IL. He married Marjorie Ruth Pryde, and she preceded him in death on October 14, 2017.
Dutch was a roundhouse foreman for GMandO Railroad for 42 years. He owned and operated "Dutch's Bar" in Roodhouse, was a member of Carlinville Emmanuel Baptist Church, Carpenters for Christ, and the Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief. He loved to garden and work around the house. In his earlier years, he loved hunting, fishing, and bowling.
Francis is survived by his three sons, Kevin (Patti) Jennings of Olathe, KS, Blaise (Marga) Jennings of Shipman, IL, and Kyle Jennings of Roodhouse, IL; five daughters, Cathy (Gary) Grim of Phoenix, AZ, Donna (Brent) Younkin of Glendale, AZ, Becky (Don) Bickhaus of Quincy, IL, Traci Castleberry of Hillview, IL, and Lisa Jennings of Carlinville, IL; 18 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; two brothers, Mike (Jonie) Jennings of Carlock, IL, Jimmy Jenninjs of Bloomington, IL; sister, Sally Foster of Decatur, IL; several nieces and nephews.
Francis "Dutch" was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Alice Jennings, wife, Marjorie Ruth Jennings, and daughter, Denise Wear.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 9:30 am - 11:00 am at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, IL.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 11:00 am at the Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, IL, with Rev. Cliff Woodman, officiating.
Burial will take place in the Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Carpenters For Christ.
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