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Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial Gardens

4310 East Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ

OBITUARY

Clifford Jenkins

August 27, 1937February 8, 2020
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Clifford Jenkins was born on August 27, 1937 in Davis, Oklahoma. He was the second child born to Egypt Jenkins and Altha Mae Jenkins. The family resided in Oklahoma and then relocated to Madera, California where Clifford was educated and served in the Army reserve. In the early 1960’s Clifford moved to Oroville, California later residing in Arizona until his passing on February 8, 2020. On July 26,1957, Clifford united in Holy matrimony with Arlene Jenkins until he was called home. Unto this union two children were born; Joyce Grant and Sonya Smith (the late Larry Smith).

Clifford worked as a Construction Laborer for many years until his retirement. He had such a joy working on cars in his spare time. You could always find him under somebody’s hood making repairs or rebuilding parts.

Memories of Clifford Jenkins will be forever cherished by his devoted and loving wife Arlene Jenkins; two daughters Joyce Grant, and Sonya Smith both of Laveen, Arizona; and two sons they raised as their own Julius Mottley and Johnny Poole of Phoenix, Arizona; six grandchildren Entral Robinson, Li Tonya Robinson, Leah Hendrix, Ashley Smith, Joshua Bennett all of Laveen, Arizona, and Marcellus Smith of Oroville, California; and eight great-grandchildren.

Clifford is preceded in death by his parents Egypt and Altha along with his siblings (three brothers) Sonny Jenkins, Roger Jenkins and Curtis Jenkins. He leaves behind his siblings Charles Purdom lll (Rhonda) of Little Rock California, Vivian Nagel (Joe) of Sacramento California, Anton Hendrix of Oroville California, Theopolis Hendrix of Oroville California, Gary Givens (Terri) of Oroville California, Glenda Conteh of Rancho Cordova California, Anthony Goods of Oroville California, Marie Florence (Donald), Debra Holloway (Charles), Diana Tolbert, and Arthur Jenkins all of Wichita, Kansas; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and love ones.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Entral Robinson, Pallbearer
  • Joshua Bennett, Pallbearer
  • Marcellus Smith III, Pallbearer
  • Derek Garland, Pallbearer
  • Julius Mottley, Pallbearer
  • Johnny Poole, Pallbearer
  • Ahmen Williams, Honorary Bearer
  • Abdul Ibrahim, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Vincent Robinson, Honorary Bearer
  • Walter Crawford, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

17 February

Visitation

10:00 am

Resthaven / Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial Gardens

4310 East Southern Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85042

17 February

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Resthaven / Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial Gardens

4310 East Southern Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85042

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Clifford Jenkins

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