U.S. Navy Retiree, George Malcolm Jennings, was born December 28, 1943 in Taunton, county of Somerset, England to Kenneth Charles and Olive (Spencer) Jennings and passed away December 11, 2018 at the age of 74 years.
George was retired Navy E7 Chief Petty Officer GMGC. During his years of service, George earned many decorations, medals, ribbons and awards including Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation with Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star, Third Good Conduct Award for period ending 09 May 83, Expert Pistol, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, National Defense Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
George and Glenna Jennings were united in marriage on September 4, 1987.
He loved fishing and camping, motorcycle riding, cooking and was very artistic. George enjoyed making wooden model ships and painting. He loved to tell stories of his childhood experiences and of his life in the military.
He was a lifetime member of American Legion. George was baptized in the Methodist Church as an infant on February 20, 1944 in Taunton, England. He attended Assembly of God Church and had a strong faith in his Savior Jesus Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Olive Jennings.
He is survived by his wife, Glenna Jennings of the home in Lebanon, Missouri; children, Kim Harris and husband Randy of Salem, Missouri, Rick Mathes and wife Candi of Salem, Missouri; brothers, John Jennings of Mt. Vernon, Washington, Robert Jennings of Austin, Texas, Mike Jennings of St. James, Missouri; sisters, Brenda Jennings of Dallas, Texas and Pat Merritt of Steelville, Missouri; grandchildren, Heather, Kelby, Becca, Nicole, MiKayla, Morgun and Lilly; great grandchildren, Harper, Emmalyn, Baylee, Adalyn, Hudson, and Liam; and other family and friends.
Funeral service was held Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Gary Frye officiating. Special music was provided by the Salem High School Chamber Choir and a recorded selection.
Pallbearers were Rick Mathes, Randy Harris, Kelby Pryor, Jake Ritter, Bob Meyers and Morgun Mathes.
Burial was in the Smith Cemetery in Reynolds County with full military honors.
Arrangement under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem, Missouri.