Homer Jenkins was born in 1892 in McMinn County, Tennessee, son of Jackson Franklin Jenkins and Mary Hanks. Sgt Jenkins served with the US Marines Corps and died on 6 October 1918 in France.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 31 January 1892
- Date of death: 6 October 1918
- County: McMinn
- Hometown: Riceville
- Service Branch: Marine Corps
- Division/Assignment: 5th USMC Regiment, 2nd Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Lorraine, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IV, Middle Panel
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