We mourn the passing of our
dear friend and former band mate Jake Jenkins. Jake along with his
parents Dan & Dorothy Jenkins were tragically killed in an airplane
crash March 27th 2011 near Jake’s home in Dickens, Texas. Your
thoughts and prayers have been appreciated.
Jake was an original member of the band when we started in 1993. His
contributions to the KSBC sound as well as bluegrass music in
general have been monumental and will not soon be forgotten. He will
be greatly missed.
Jake is survived by his wife Rhonda Jenkins, a son Eli Jenkins, two
daughters, Maggie Marie Jenkins and Ella Rose Jenkins all of
Dickens, Texas and one brother, Jason Jenkins of Brenham, Texas.
Cards and letters may be sent to Rhonda at 882 County Rd 138,
Dickens, Texas 79229.
We assembled this tribute CD released through the newly formed KSBC
MUSIC label with songs written by Jake during his time with KSBC. It
consists of 11 songs previously recorded on Rebel records amongst
three different projects and one song released here for the first
time. Proceeds from the sale of this compilation directly benefit
Jake’s wife and children. Other memorial contributions may also be
made to a benefits account for Jake’s children, c/o Rockdale Federal
Credit Union, 1812 W. Cameron, Rockdale, Texas 76567.