Robert Lee Jinks


Jan. 4, 2020 — Robert Lee Jinks, 83, went to be with Jesus on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Edinburg, Texas.

He was born April 7, 1936, in Rush Springs, Okla., to Cecil C Jinks and Velan V. Harris. He married Ruby O. Shackelford June 21, 1958.

They moved to Rio Grande Valley in 1970 and engaged in Real Estate and Property Development.  After retirement in 1993, He and Ruby spent the summers in Colorado and most recently on the coast of Oregon. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Jon Jay.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Ruby; son Lee Jinks and his wife, Hilda; daughter Rachelle Torres and her husband, Rene; son Carlos Jinks;  grandchildren: Lucas Jinks and his wife Mary, Logan Jinks and his wife Emily, Melissa Jinks, Vanessa Jinks, Michael Jinks and Eddie Lee Marburger; sister Mary Lee Roden.

Robert loved cars, Oklahoma University football, and sharing stories about his tour of duty in the U.S. Army testing H-bombs in the Nevada desert.

One of his favorite things was being on the phone visiting with friends and sharing his love of Jesus with them.

A Celebration of Life service was held at First Baptist Church in McAllen, Texas on Friday, Jan.3, at 11 a.m.. It was followed by a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International, at PO Box 2671, McAllen Texas 78502-2671 and/or  Hope Prenatal Services  956-961-4756 or email [email protected] vices.com.

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