Charles Jenkins, age 78, of Hamden, CT, entered eternal rest on May 31, 2024. He was the husband of Claytonia Howard Jenkins.

Mr. Jenkins was born in St. Stephen, SC, on August 10, 1945, a son of the late Samuel Jenkins and Catherine Guest Jenkins Middleton.

Prior to his retirement, Charles was employed for 35 years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as a Forklift Operator. After retirement, he obtained employment at Walmart where he was employed as an Assembler for 10 years.

In addition to his beloved wife, he leaves to cherish loving memories, sons, Carlton C. Jenkins and William Curtis Jenkins; siblings, Christopher Jenkins(Julie), William Jenkins, Henry Jenkins(Sharon), Mary Prioleau Anderson(Bobby), Ruth Williams(Thaddeus) and Naomi Jenkins James; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Charles was predeceased by brothers, St. Julian Guest, Peter Jenkins and Samuel Jenkins, Jr.; and a sister, Carrie Mae Jenkins

A celebration of Mr. Jenkins’ life and legacy will be held Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at New Haven Church of Christ, 16 Gem St., New Haven. A viewing will be held at the church from 2:00-3:00 p.m. The burial will be private.