OBITUARY

Robert Williamson Jennings Jr.

October 22, 1956July 8, 2019

Robert Williamson Jennings Jr., age 62, of Birmingham, Alabama passed away on Monday July 8, 2019. Rob was born October 22, 1956. He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlene Joyce Jennings. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sally Mitchell Jennings; children, Lindsay, Leslie, Ally and R.J. Jennings; grandchildren, Mackenzie Jennings and Micah Ezekwe; father, Robert Williamson Jennings, Sr.; brothers, Randy Jennings (Cherie) and Barry Jennings and sister Jan Lalor (Rick) and many other loving family and friends.

Robby was a great father and loving husband who loved the Lord with all his heart. He was known for his good barbecue and good sense of humor. Rob was an active member of Briarwood Presbyterian Church. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Rob ran track and cross country for the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. where he set a record in the 800 meter run. He later became known as coach Rob because he coached his son in many sports events and was a great cheerleader for his daughters.

A memorial service for Rob will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, 2200 Briarwood Way, Birmingham, AL 35243. A graveside service & burial will occur Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Elmwood Cemetery & Mausoleum, 600 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Birmingham, Alabama 35211.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.johnsridoutselmwoodchapel.com for the Jennings family.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 11, 2019

Memories

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Kemberle Hambrick Sturgill

July 11, 2019

Sweet Sally,
You are very dear to me. When you hurt I hurt. My heart is heavy for all of you at this time of grief Your love and trust in an awesome God is the Hope I know you’re clinging to. Robbie was always kind to me and I saw how much he loved his family. I pray rest, peace , and a refuge for you in the palm of the Almighty.
Love you always ,
Kemberle

Jamie and Fisher Smith

July 11, 2019

Dear Sally and the Family,
We only just learned about Rob today. Our hearts are filled with sadness for such a tremendous loss. I have no words to truly convey how extremely difficult it must be to suffer such a loss. What I do know is the enormous compassion and perfect peace that the Lord will provide you all as you journey through this. He never fails and He holds each of you close so that you may rely on His strength to endure this sorrow. We will be praying that you feel His very presence and power as you seek His comfort. Hebrews 4:16 "Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Please know how loved you all are. You have always been the sweetest of families. Always kind. Very special. Rob leaves behind a lovely treasure in each of you.
In His Love,
Fisher, Jamie, Canon, Collier, and Lauren Smith

Kip Sitzler

July 11, 2019

Robby was a high school friend. I will always remember a smiling face and a willingness to help anyone. He will be missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I am sorry we lost touch over the years and I will always remember my friend Robby.

Teri Jacobs

July 11, 2019

It is hard to express the sadness I feel in knowing Robby has left us. He was a childhood playmate and a friend I lost touch with when I moved from Birmingham. I am glad that I met his darling wife years ago and my heart and prayers are with her and her children. And also with Robby’s beloved father. What a loss for all. Yet here is hope: I know Robby will rise in glory and I look forward to a friendship that will never end in a new heaven and earth. May the Lord be with you.

Peter Poerschke

July 10, 2019

Rob was the best friend anyone could ever have. He was the smartest man in the room, in every room he ever was in, and he never let anyone else know. We had so very many great lunches together. We discussed topics ranging from sports to business and his perspective and great humor made the time fly by. I cherished our time of fellowship together, and I will never eat a bite of barbeque without thinking of him.

As I got to know and love Rob, one thing became very clear: the only thing he loved more than Sally and his children was our Lord and Savior. I so look forward to our next fellowship opportunity in His kingdom.

Lynn Patterson

July 10, 2019

Dear Sally and Linsey,
Mike, Mallory and I are so sorry to hear this news. We will be praying for all of you during this time of great loss.

Looking to Him,
Lynn

Robert Jennings Sr

July 10, 2019

To lose a son to this broken world is at the top of the pain list for a father. My pain is made bearable by knowing that we have the gift of eternal life given by God through his son Jesus Christ. Rob is now with his Mom and in time, I will join them and other loved ones.






Libby DeBrabant

July 10, 2019

We have so many fabulous memories of our times together with Rob and Sally, before we were all married, before we had kids, and before life got in the way of constant meet-ups. What wonderful, lifelong friends you have been, even as our time spent together became more precious! Mike and I are secure in the knowledge that Rob is in a perfect place now, watching over us all until we meet again.

Robert and Beth Thomas

July 10, 2019

I remember Rob at sporting events cheering on his children and how he always had a kind word for everyone. He was a good man and will be missed by so many. Praying that the Father of All Comfort will give you all peace during this time.

Maureen Crocker

July 9, 2019

Dearest Sally,
It has been years but I have fond memories of you and Robby. My heart goes out to you and your children as you grieve this terrible loss. Prayers that you all find peace from your faith in Christ and comfort in the love and support of family and friends.
In sympathy,
Maureen

FROM THE FAMILY