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Daniel Lynn Jenkins, 30, of Lamar, Missouri, passed on to his next adventure on Thursday, July 29, at his parent’s home with his family loving on him.

Dan was born August 29, 1990, in Springfield, Missouri, to Dennis Lynn Jenkins and Kathryn Mary (Finley) Jenkins. His family returned to Lamar in June 1991 and he graduated from Lamar High School in 2009.  Dan was stoked to be a woodworker at Meek's Door Shop Production in Lockwood.  He was a member of Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS 9) family and was the founder of Hot Ham World Wide.

His path took many turns, with not all excellent choices, but enough good ones to form him into the complicated and compassionate human that he became.

He is survived by his parents, one sister, Alison Jenkins, and one brother, Nicholas Jenkins, all of Lamar, many friends across the nation, and, oh, hundreds of members of his STS9 family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Fred and Jimmie Finley and Sherman and Oletha Jenkins, and his cousin Nathan Finley.

COVID has caused many ripples in our world and one of them was the necessity and opportunity for Dan to return to his hometown.  

Being outdoors brought Dan peace and happiness. He decided his destiny was to live on the family’s 115 acres near Milford and he secured a very tiny house to pursue this path.  He talked his parents into putting in water and he was looking at a bigger tiny house. Then, sadly, he fell ill.

Even when things were bleak and others may have lost hope, he never did. He was 100% obstinate and 90% respectful. He went out on his own terms, and he pretty much did things his way.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to Nathan’s Place or charity of choice in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be shared at www.dfhlamar.com


#16 Four Seasons, MOBarbara VanTine 2021-10-18 21:26
Kathy, Dennis and family:

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I cannot imagine the great void that you feel. I remember this cute, little, happy-go-lucky guy visiting the Lake. So sorry for your loss.

Barbara VanTine Patterson
#15 Fort Collins, COJason Stansberry 2021-08-11 14:36
Dennis & Kathy - I'm so sorry to hear about Daniel. Know you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
#14 Wichita KsCindy Stephens 2021-08-10 20:11
Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved your tribute to your son. You will be in our prayers.
#13 LamarGene Lathrop 2021-08-05 02:58
Kathy and Dennis,
Saddened to hear about your son. You are in my thoughts.
#12 Lockwood, MoBetty and Harry Char 2021-08-04 15:39
We just got word about Danny this morning. I will never forget the little boy I knew. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. I have loved you all like you were family. Betty and Harry
#11 Lamar, MOSteven Rawlings 2021-08-04 13:24
Dennis, Kathy, Nick, Alison, I am sorry for the loss of Daniel. Dan was, as you mentioned, complicated and compassionate. Compassion was one of his best qualities and far outweighed complicity. Strong attributes also included; friendliness, adventurous, and many others. I saw that adventurousness early in his life...running your yard & neighborhood in a diaper and somethings "jay bird" style! He truly lived his life his way and I do much admire and remember him for that. Respectfully, Steven
#10 Brentwood, TNYarnell Beatty 2021-08-04 01:11
I will always be grateful to Dan. After our son, Alex, died, Dan organized a big dinner in Denver, CO with many of their mutual friends to help us celebrate Alex's life. He picked the venue and helped with the invitations to folks from around the country. The stories and shared experiences related that night were priceless. It was wonderful to get to know Dan a little bit that night and know what a true friend he was to our son. Heartfelt condolences to the Jenkins family for the loss in this world of such a kind and genuine son. Whenever I listen to STS9, I will think of them and their friendship with the fondest memories of that evening.
#9 LamarJohn and Marcia Bar 2021-08-03 17:20
Kathy and Dennis and family. Our sincere sympathies we extend to all of you. We are so sorry for your loss.
#8 Signal Mountain, TNSusan Faidley 2021-08-03 14:47
Kathy and Family,
I am so deeply sorry that you are experiencing this terrible tragedy. My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you today and will be with you in the future as you try to move forward from such an unthinkable loss. Much Love, Susan
#7 Dallas, TXMarty Webb 2021-08-03 12:36
Our deepest condolences to the entire family.

Marty, Cindy, Rick, and Dolores Webb.

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