Howard S. Jenkins

  • Born: August 15, 1927
  • Died: February 12, 2019
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home South

2620 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
Tel. (512) 442-1446

Tribute & Message From The Family

A loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather

Howard S. Jenkins

Austin native passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the age of 91.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Polly; along with children, Brenda Bishop and husband Jeff, Cathy Scott and husband Richard, Becky Wyatt and husband Bobby; and son, Howard Jenkins Jr. and wife Denise. He enjoyed his eight grandchildren―Bobby Wyatt, Jr, Brandy Beck, Jennifer Thomson, Jonathan Scott, Brenda Wyatt, Maggie Bishop, Eric Bishop, and Beth Bishop; eight great-grandchildren.

Howard served in the Navy in WWII. He went on to work as a research engineer at Applied Research Labs at the University of Texas, where he traveled to South America and Antarctica, and finished his career there. Howard enjoyed many rounds of golf, sometimes sharing a cigar and always a joke, with his many golfing buddies. He will be fondly remembered as a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, a Navy Veteran, an avid golfer, and always having a ready joke.

We love and will miss you, Papa.

Services 10:00 am Friday, February 15, 2019 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas.

Interment will follow at Kyle Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Posted by Donald Theiss - Austin, TX   February 16, 2019


Posted by Douglas Wilson - Pflugerville, TX   February 14, 2019

Howard was one of the best examples of a Father, dad, friend and a good person, he not only treated those he met with respect, love and kindness no matter who you were in life. His smile tells it all, I will always remember his advice and stories, god bless , Doug Wilson

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2019

Howard was a good friend and golfing buddy to many of us in San Marcos. He would drive down from Austin to play golf and tell stories with us, and he had a few stories. He had such a great attitude, always upbeat and positive, and he was quite a jokester. He could dish it out just as well as he could take the kidding. In his later years, he had a problem with locking his keys in his car after he got his golf clubs out.
We kidded him by telling him he was the only guy we knew who had a locksmith on retainer.
RIP old friend, we will miss you but we will continue to remember you with Howard Jenkins stories on the golf course.

Posted by Paul Lindsey - San Marcos, TX   February 14, 2019

My condolences to the family. As a friend of Becky, I heard a lot of stories about her dad and mother. The stories she shared were about a lady who loved her father dearly, and I felt like I knew him personally. He had a successful professional life, but more importantly he was a great father, grandfather and great grandfather. My thoughts are with his entire family.

Posted by Laurie Hodges - Buda, TX - Friend   February 14, 2019

You were like a surrogate father, you taught me so many things...I will never stop loving or missing you

Posted by Lesa swyers - AUSTIN, TX   February 13, 2019

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