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Daniel Lynn Jenkins, 30, of Lamar, Missouri, passed on to his next adventure on Thursday, July 29, at his parent’s home with his family loving on him. Dan was born August 29, 1990, in Springfield, Missouri, to Dennis Lynn Jenkins and Kathryn Mary (Finley) Jenkins. His family returned to Lamar in June 1991 and he graduated from Lamar High School in 2009.  Dan was stoked to be a woodworker at Meek's Door Shop Production in Lockwood.  He was a member of Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS 9) family and was the founder of Hot Ham World Wide. His path took many turns, with not all excellent choices, but enough good ones to form him into the complicated and compassionate human that he became. He is survived by his parents, one sister, Alison Jenkins, and one brother, Nicholas Jenkins, all of Lamar, many friends across the nation, and, oh, hundreds of members of his STS9 family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Fred and Jimmie Finley and Sherman and Oletha Jenkins, and his cousin Nathan Finley. COVID has caused many ripples in our world and one of them was the necessity and opportunity for Dan to return to his hometown.   Being outdoors brought Dan peace and happiness. He decided his destiny was to live on the family’s 115 acres near Milford and he secured a very tiny house to pursue this path.  He talked his parents into putting in water and he was looking at a bigger tiny house. Then, sadly, he fell ill. Even when things were bleak and others may have lost hope, he never did. He was 100% obstinate and 90% respectful. He went out on his own terms, and he pretty much did things his way. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Daniel Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to Nathan’s Place or charity of choice in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be shared at
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