Beloved Henderson pediatrician Dr. John Jenkins dies


Dr. John Jenkins, a beloved pediatrician in Henderson who cared for generations of family members during his more than half-century career, died Friday afternoon at St. Anthony’s Hospice’s Lucy Smith King Care Center following a lengthy illness. He was 90.

His passing came just six days after his 68th anniversary with his wife, Beverly, and five days after her 90th birthday.

In strictly biographical terms, Jenkins had a distinguished career.

A native of Webster County and the son of the late J.E. Jenkins, M.D. of Sebree, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and his medical degree from the University of Louisville. His postgraduate training was performed at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. 

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