Paul R. Jennings



Sumter, SC...........Paul R. Jennings, age 90, died on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his residence.

Born in Sumter, he was the son of the late Robert Bradford Jennings and Ruth Redfren Jennings Sanders. He attended Sumter City Schools and graduated from Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, VA and went on to attend the University of South Carolina. He served in the US Army, where he was specialty trained in mountain and winter warfare. He was also in the US Army Band where he played the trumpet.

Mr. Jennings was the secretary and treasurer for RuVelle for many years. He, later, worked for over 18 years as a field unit supervisor with the USDA in the Southeastern Boll Weevil Eradication Program. Paul was very instrumental in the eradication of the boll weevil in South Carolina and Alabama. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of he Sumter County Veterans Association, American Legion Post # 15, Sumter Elks Club and he served on the board of directors at the Shepard Center and also on the board of the Sumter Cemetery Association. He was Presbyterian by faith and played the trumpet in many local Churches.

He first married Norma Marshall Jennings, having three children Ruth M. Jennings, Paul R. Jennings, Jr. and Sally J. Kinsley; one grandchild, Christa Kinsley and three great-grandchildren and was later married to Barbara Jones Jennings.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Shumake officiating.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, one hour prior to the service, from 1:00-2:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.