Benjamin T. Jenkins
Benjamin T. Jenkins, 27, passed away too soon on July 7, 2021. He was the cherished only child of Tony and Angie Jenkins.
Ben was born June 3, 1994, and baptized at St. Peter Catholic Church, in Kirkwood Mo.
He will be lovingly remembered by his grandmothers Dee McCart and Phyllis Jenkins; his aunt Jennifer Staten (Joe); Cousins Ryan, Luke, and Emily Staten; Godparents Chris and Lori Winters, and by Sophie Allen and Charlie Jaschek who are two of Ben’s most loved and cherished friends.
Ben was preceded in death by his Grandfathers Allen C. Jenkins and Preston T. Roberts.
Ben grew up in Kirkwood and graduated from Kirkwood High School in 2012. He earned his B.S. degree in Corporate Communications from Southeast Missouri State University, graduating with honors. He enjoyed being part of the Kirkwood Hockey community for many years. Ben was a member of the First Presbyterian Church youth group and participated in their work camps over several summers. His most memorable experience was building a home with Habitat for Humanity for a young family in Colorado. Helping others always brought Ben a lot of joy.
Ben had a great love for the outdoors, plants, gardening, cooking, sampling new restaurants, unique foods, and the St. Louis Blues. He enjoyed all types of music and attending performances. Few things in life gave Ben more joy than playing and hanging with his rescue dog Bando. He enjoyed his time working at Johnny Mac’s Sporting Goods and The Alpine Shop during his school years. Most recently Ben was employed by Wunderman Thompson as project manager. Ben was a caring, charismatic, and fun-loving person who never met a stranger. Always there to cheer on, support, and celebrate the accomplishments of family and friends. Ben was a source of positivity for others, even when he himself was struggling. His well-rounded intelligence and wit could always bring a smile. His big 6’4” hugs were so very special.
A private mass is being held for the family.
A Celebration of Ben’s Life will be held Friday, October 15th from 4-8 PM at the Lion’s Pavilion at Kirkwood Park. For additional details see the Webster Kirkwood Times in early October.Donations:
In lieu of flowers please consider contributions to the: The Wet Nose Project: wetnoseproject.org/donations and Habitat for Humanity: habitatstl.org