Charles L. Jenkins

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Charles L. Jenkins

June 04, 1940 - March 11, 2019

Charles L. Jenkins Charles Lester Jenkins was born June, 4th, 1940 in Lockport, NY, and lived most of his life in Lockport. Charles passed away surrounded by loving family in Lockport on March 11th, 2019.
He graduated from DeSales High School in 1958.
Charles served in the US Army from 1963 to 1965 where he toured much of the country and spent much time in Alaska. He worked at General Motors Harrison Radiator Division in Lockport where he retired in 1992. In retirement, Charles was an avid golfer posting 166 rounds of golf in 1995, the most of any of the 50 clubs that subscribe to the Buffalo District Golf Association handicapping service at the time. Charles continued to play and enjoy the game of golf throughout his life, where he always felt great as long as he could play the game.
Charles was predeceased by his loving wife, Josephine (Fisher); together they raised five children, David Cooney, Charles Jenkins. Jr., Heidi U'Ren, Mark Jenkins and Joseph Jenkins in Lockport. Charles is also survived by his sister, Melba Carrington. Charles was lovingly known as "Grampy" or "Grampa Charlie" to 13 grandchildren, including Davey Cooney, Joshua Cooney, Andrea Cooney, Lexus Cooney, Amber (Colbert) Grant, James U'Ren, Jr, Deaira Jenkins, Marky Jenkins, Jr, Emily Jenkins, Katie Jenkins, Joey Jenkins, Erin Jenkins, Gina Jenkins; and four great-grandchildren.
A wake service will be planned at Friday March 15th, 4-8 PM in Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street, Lockport. Interment will be in Cold Spring Cemetery.
Online condolences at pruddenandkandt.com.
Published on March 12, 2019
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6 posts

Rebecca Tomaino
Mar 15, 2019
So sad to hear that Charlie has passed away, he was a fine man whom took care of his family and more. His children were raised to be compassionate ,funny with humor. I can remember visiting Charlie &Jackie; years ago with my good friend Jennie Ann Carrington; his niece at their house on Elmwood Ave. Such a great family full of love & laughter :-)
Dennis Cassidy
Mar 15, 2019
My heart is heavy today reading about the passing of my fabulous friend and fellow golfer ..Charles was a gentleman with a wonderful heart. I enjoyed crossing your path Charles .my condolences to his entire family and others that loved you RIP Charles .
Par Dussault Gagliardi
Mar 15, 2019
My sorrow goes to Charlie's family. He was a gentle and kind man. I knew him for over 70 years. From old Pleasant Valley to DeSales. I was privileged to help care for him in rehab. May his memory help his family cope with his loss


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Cheryle Gregory
Mar 13, 2019
Uncle Charlie will always hold a special place in my heart. I will be praying for the family
Tom Pickles
Mar 13, 2019
John Rosenberg
Mar 12, 2019