Former State Representative Charles Jenkins dies at 89

Former State Representative Charles F. Jenkins, of Blairsville, died early Tuesday morning, May 19th, 2020 at his home. Mr. Jenkins was 89 years of age.

Jenkins was born in Young Harris and grew up in Blairsville. Before joining the U.S. Air Force, during the Korean War, Charles graduated from Union County High School and was a student at Berry College and Georgia State University. Charles had a 33- year career with Lockheed Aerospace Company working in various departments and served as Special Assistant to the President.

Jenkins served as Chairman of Jekyll Island Authority and as Georgia State Representative representing the 8th District from 2003 to 2008. He was a Mason, a Shriner, Director of the Union County Chamber of Commerce and served on the Blue Ridge Mountain EMC Board. Jenkins was a member and Deacon Emeritus of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 22, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Blairsville with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating. Interment will follow at Union Memory Gardens Cemetery with Military Honors presented by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

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