Richard Earl Jenkins, 72, of 717 Pierce St., died yesterday in a local hospital. Born in Dunreath, Marion County, Ohio, on July 29, 1891. Jenkins was a retired Standard Oil Company employee. He is survived by his widow, Gladys; two brothers, Lewis E. Jenkins of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Chester C of Phoenix, Oregon; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Charlesworth of Somerset, Colo., Mrs. Blanche Lewis and Mrs. Ruth Craig, both of Huntington Beach, and other relatives. Graveside rites will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the West Side District Cemetery with William O. Erickson officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends are requested to donate to their favorite charities.