Roy James Jennings: June 29, 1957 – Feb. 26, 2022

Roy “RJ” James Jennings, 64, of Springfield, Ore. died peacefully Feb. 26, 2022 from complications of cancer.

He was born June 29, 1957 in Springfield at McKenzie Willamette Hospital to Thomas and Mary Jennings.

He graduated from Springfield High School in 1975 where he lettered in track and cross country.

He served in the U.S. Army, most notably in Greece and Anchorage, Alaska.

He married the love of his life, Wendy Carlson, after meeting her in the cat isle of Fred Meyer. They formed a blended cat family . . .

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