It is with the deepest sadness that the family of T. Scott Jenkins announces his passing on Sunday, August 2nd, 2020. He was 60 years old, and he is now free from leukemia which contributed to his passing. He will be laid to rest alongside his father Jim Jenkins, who predeceased him on December 30th, 2019. He is survived by Jenanne Jenkins, by Lauren Alexandra, J. Noah Jenkins, Aaron Jenkins, Adam Jenkins, and Jennifer Kurtz, and by Mary Alice Jenkins, Alana Rock, and Ren Henderson. He poured his love, time, and resources into everyone around him, and the ripples of his generosity will continue to fill hearts long after his passing. He was awarded his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, and God granted him great success in his business endeavors as he was named the Kaufman Foundation entrepreneur of the year in 1996 for establishing the Enterprise Business Solutions Group. Often described as “undeterred by reality” he never accepted that there was any goal that couldn’t be accomplished by diligent work and unwavering tenacity.
Always a sharp dresser with a great eye for fashion he loved the finer things but considered the finest thing his heartfelt faith in Christ. Scott came to Christ in a small group he attended with his peers while attending Rockhurst Preparatory Academy, and contributed to churches as a deacon and a member of the worship team for most of his life, more recently devoting his time to invaluable service at the James Dobson Family Institute and Union Gospel Mission.
Always forthright, he had a faint air of mischief to his personality that injected fun into all facets of life. He loved the freedom he felt piloting and boating and he worked to provide those experiences to his family. He found joy in playing and teaching tennis and skiing double-blacks in his youth and was constantly adding new skills to his own repertoire as well as those of his friends and family. Ever the artist, he helped with creating and marketing the world-famous Jenanne Jenkins Plaza pictures hung in many establishments around the country and more recently exploring his own crafting through beautiful blown glass statuary. An epicurean chef, he demonstrated his love by entertaining with style, simplicity, and a relaxed sense of fun. His children fondly remember pancakes every Saturday when they were young, and his friends and family will recall the culinary masterpieces he crafted.
A celebration of life for Scott is planned for 11:00 am on August 15th, 2020 at Christ Community Church – Leawood at 14200 Kenneth Rd, Leawood, KS, 66224. A reception will follow in the church commons area.
If you wish to attend, but cannot please consider celebrating his life from home by live zoom conference at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87582207807
Flowers and cards will be greatly appreciated or in lieu of flowers a donation in his name to James Dobson Family Institute or to Union Gospel Mission would be an honor to his memory. Donations may be sent to The James Dobson Family Institute; 540 Elkton Drive; Suite 201; Colorado Springs, CO 80907; 877-732-6825 drjamesdobson.org; Union Gospel Mission, 601 East Hastings St. Coast Salish Territories Vancouver, BC V6A 1J7, 604-215-5440 (ext 375), ugm.ca