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R. W. Jennnings

December 8, 1944 — December 28, 2022

Florence

Romie Willard (R.W.) Jennings, Jr., 78, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at his home. Visitation will be held Friday, December 30, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, MS. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2022, at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, MS.

R.W., the son of Mary Dee Gordon and Romie Willard Jennings, Sr., was born on December 8, 1944. A graduate of Harrisville High School, he began his career with the United States Navy and later joined the United States Army. R.W. honorably served our country during the Vietnam War. Throughout his military career, he received numerous awards for his service, including the Mississippi Medal of Honor, the Mississippi Magnolia Cross, the Mississippi Magnolia Medal, the Mississippi Commendation Medal, the Mississippi Medal of Efficiency, the Mississippi War Medal, the Mississippi Emergency Service Medal, the Mississippi Service School Medal, and the Mississippi Longevity Medal. R.W. also served in the Mississippi National Guard for 14 years before he retired from his military career. He worked for Shank Communications in Jackson, MS as a radio technician from 1977 until his retirement in 2009.

In his free time, R.W. enjoyed spending time with his friends and family at Lake Copiah, and he was an avid fan of the Ole Miss Rebels. R.W. will be remembered most as a loving husband, a devoted father, a beloved grandfather, and a friend to many.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Dee Jennings, and his sisters, June Macoy, Sissy Macoy and Polly Mullins. R.W. is survived by his wife of 19 years, Janis, his daughters, Tina Marek and Paulette Bryan (Chris), his sons, Tommy Jennings (Regina), Michael Doyle (Anita), Stephen Doyle, his 10 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, December 30, 2022

5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Chancellor Funeral Home Florence

2576 US 49, Florence, MS 39073

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Visitation

Saturday, December 31, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Chancellor Funeral Home Florence

2576 US 49, Florence, MS 39073

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Starts at 3:00pm (Central time)

Chancellor Funeral Home Florence

2576 US 49, Florence, MS 39073

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Burial

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Glenwood Memorial Cemetery

840 Old Hwy 49 S, Richland, MS 39218

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