WOLCOTT - William Earl Jenkins, Sr., 7l, loving husband for 52 years of Nancy Langner Jenkins of Tosun Road, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2005 in Waterbury Hospital, after a brief illness. Born in Meriden Feb. 2, 1934, he was the son of the late Richard H. and Edith Brizzie Jenkins, and resided in Wolcott since 1967. Mr. Jenkins was employed at Sherwood Medical of Waterbury for 25 years and attended Christadelphia Ecclesia of Yalesville. He was a lifelong New York Yankee fan and enjoyed fishing. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Debra Ann Hayes and her husband, William A. Hayes, Jr. of Watertown, Linda D. Leduc and her husband, Ricky Leduc, Sr. of Bristol, Nancy Lynn Jenkins of Wolcott, David Robert Jenkins of West Edmeston, NY and William Earl Jenkins, Jr. and his wife, Cindi Jenkins of Wolcott; also survived by a brother, Harvey R. Jenkins and his wife, Patricia Jenkins of Meriden; grandchildren, David and Daniel Jenkins, William and Brittany Jenkins, Christine, Garrett and Justin Hayes, Seth Jenkins, John Lyons, Jr., Crystal Lyons, Amanda Leduc, Ricky Leduc, Jr., Marc Leduc and Brandon Jenkins. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, David R. Jenkins. The funeral will be held Saturday, July 2 at 10 a.m. at the BEECHER & BENNETT FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Relatives and friends may call Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

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  1. Hey Grandpa, I just wanted to leave a comment and say that things are going well. My birthday is Sunday, I’m turning sixteen just like we talked about but no, my .old man. isnt getting me a car :P.However I’ll be taking my permit test Tuesday and hopefully,it’ll go well. I’m sorry that you can’t be here anymore but if you couldn’t tell I’ve been keeping up with my promise and intend to continue to do so Grammy will be back home from Arizona and I can’t wait. We’re all doing well now and I just wanted to let you know that its all alright, if you didnt by now. Finally the bad thoughts about your death have gone away and my new outlook gave me inspiration to write an article about teens having to deal with deaths for newspaper. The teacher in charge of the paper apparently loves it and I am proud of it also. I hope you get to watch the Yankees and catch up on anything you had missed out on while you were in the hospital. I love you very much and only want you happy. I love you 🙂

  2. i was thinking of you today grandpa…ive been doing that a lot lately, you have no idea how much i miss you and how much all of this has impacted me…and i know i already wrote in here but i think i needed to do it again, for me…i want to thank you for being there for me when some people refused to be…and thank you for loving me so much and having faith in me…im not sure how ill do it but some how i will make you even more proud of me…after all of this i realized that i shouldnt dwell on family members that dont wanna be here for me…i should be thankful for the ones that i do have because they are here and they do love me and yes i can still love the other ones but i should focus on being there for the people who are in my life…brandons grown up a lot lately…hes so sweet, i wish you could be here to watch him grow up…i wish that when christmas comes around youll be there to talk with me and hug me but i know you cant…i hope everything is well where ever it is that you are…i guess its good that you arent suffering anymore…i just wish you didnt need to in the first place…know that i miss you more then anything and that im always thinking of you and i will never forget you or any of our memories together… i love you grandpa…so much, rest in peace <3 brittany <3

  3. I worked with Bill back in the days of Sherwood Medical. I was a young kid learning the life of a jaintor he was my teacher and a friend. We had a lot of laughs together, like when he taught me how to buff the floors. And I knocked down all the walls in the office til Bill ran over and pulled the plug. We laughed so hard we cried. I wish we had kept in touch over the years but we didn’t. I only have happy memories of my friend Bill. He will be missed, but I know God will take good care of him now.I send my deepest sympathy to family and friends. Sincerly, Ms. Paula Yenkelun

  4. There are no words to say how greatly I will miss my Grandfather. I will always remember all the talks we’ve had, that infectious smile of his, the times we’ve joked about how I’m passing him out in height and how he always made me laugh when he said that I needed to stop growing. No matter if he was watching the most important game of the season or just a re-run Grandpa would always talk with me and make me smile. He didn’t ever leave me to doubt his love and I know that he’ll always be looking after me. I remember that the last day that my Dad and I had visited him we said our goodbyes, we hugged and kissed each other on the cheeks, I told him that I loved him and he said that he loved me too and called me sweetheart. After that my grind couldn’t stop because I knew how much he loved me. He told me to be a good girl and I promised him that I would, and I do intend to keep that promise. I feel extremly lucky to have ever of had the chance to know and love my Grandpa, he will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I will always love and remember my Grandpa. I hope to make him proud with my life choices. Grandpa loved every family member of his and all of us knew it. He had a heart of gold and I love him dearly. God bless him.

  5. you may not know of this song but it played before i saw you that night of june 28th. dedicated especially to you, the following lyrics are .you and me. by lifehouse. .What day is it? And in what month? This clock never seemed so alive I can’t keep up and I can’t back down I’ve been losing so much time Cause it’s you and me and all of the people with nothing to do Nothing to lose And it’s you and me and all of the people And I don’t know why, I can’t keep my eyes off of you All of the things that I want to say just aren’t coming out right I’m tripping on words You’ve got my head spinning I don’t know where to go from here Cause it’s you and me and all of the people with nothing to do Nothing to prove And it’s you and me and all of the people And I don’t know why, I can’t keep my eyes off of you There’s something about you now I can’t quite figure out Everything she does is beautiful Everything she does is right Cause it’s you and me and all of the people with nothing to do Nothing to lose And it’s you and me and all of the people And I don’t know why, I can’t keep my eyes off of you and me and all of the people with nothing to do Nothing to prove And it’s you and me and all of the people And I don’t know why, I can’t keep my eyes off of you What day is it? And in what month? This clock never seemed so alive. i love you grandpa.

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