Harold Lloyd Jenkins

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Harold Lloyd Jenkins was born in Friars Point, Mississippi back in 1933.   When he was 10 the family moved to Helena, Arkansas.  His first love was music and his second was baseball.  He received an offer to play with the Philadelphia Phillies after high school, but was drafted into the United States Army. 

He served in the Far East, while stationed there he organized a group of fellow soldiers to entertain the men and women.  After being discharged he moved to Memphis where he worked with Sam Philips at Sun Studios.  Deciding his real name wasn’t a catchy one he saw a towns name in Arkansas and one in Texas.  More on that later. 

Most of his recordings were with Decca Records (now MCA Records).  He lived for many years in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just north of Nashville.  From 1963-1972 he lived in Norman, Oklahoma, he opened up a restaurant in Oklahoma City at 7200 S. Western Avenue.  In 1993 while performing at the Jim Stafford Theatre in Branson, Missouri he collapsed, he died the next day he was 59.

While you may not know Harold you sure must remember Conway Arkansas and Twitty, Texas.  That was his stage name Conway Twitty.

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Comments (17)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray 

Dec 14, 2020 02:46 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - when I read your post title, I thought it might refer to silent film actor Harold Lloyd but I quick dismissed that idea when I read his birth year.  I was aware of Conway Twitty but had no clue about the origination of his name.  

Dec 14, 2020 03:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Dec 14, 2020 04:01 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

With most singers and actors changing their name always throw me off in putting a story with a person.

Dec 14, 2020 04:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... I for one, would never have linked Conway Twitty's name with Harold Lloyd Jenkins.

Dec 14, 2020 04:17 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James Dray - how about that.  His parents must have known because they named him after a silient film star.

Dec 14, 2020 04:19 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I had no idea how his name came about.

I know there is some vinyl of his recordings in the basement!

He had quite a few Christmas songs.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 14, 2020 04:46 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. No clue how he got his name, but really like his music. Enjoy your day!

Dec 14, 2020 05:27 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have learned to appreciate country music opver the last couple of decades but until then I wanted no part of it James Dray . Today I am a fan but I have not gone back to the years he was popular... yet.

Dec 14, 2020 05:27 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have certainly heard of Conway Twitty since he is one of my Dad's favorite artists.  I will have to see if he knew what a good baseball player he was as well.

Dec 14, 2020 05:40 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Hads not heard of Conwat Twitty. But found this clip of him.


Dec 14, 2020 08:42 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nick- I didn't know who you were talking about but I do know the name Conway Twitty. 

Dec 14, 2020 09:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I'm glad to read the rest of the story on Conway Twitty. Thank you for sharing 🎅

Happy Monday morning James Dray 

Dec 14, 2020 10:16 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Great post James Dray   Hey Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 notice how he was from Mississippi? Just like your post today.

Dec 14, 2020 11:16 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It took a while reading you post to recognize Conway Twitty.  That was a good catcy stage name.  A

Dec 14, 2020 11:49 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

Interesting way to come up with a stage name. I knew nothing about his history but certainly know the name.

Dec 14, 2020 02:19 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Conway Twitty was a very talented and very popular Country Music entertainer. He died too young.

May 19, 2021 07:06 AM