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Donald E. Henry, Jr
Donald E. Henry, Jr., age 85, of Metamora, Ohio, passed away Tuesday evening, September 8, 2015, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. He was born August 24, 1930 in Chesterfield Township to Donald E. and Velda L. (Viers) Henry. Don was a 1949 graduate of Swanton High School. He worked as a skilled carpenter for several area contractors, retiring in early 2000 as a supervisor for Capricorn.
Don married Nancy Emerson on July 8, 1997. He served on the Metamora Village Council and was a member of the Metamora United Methodist Church. He was a friend of Bill W’s for over 30 years. Don loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, gardening and working in his yard. He also enjoyed rooting on the Swanton Bulldogs Football Team.
Don will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Nancy; son, Stephen (Cece) Henry; daughters, Deborah (Robert) Halas and Brooke (Tracy) Schlipf, grandchildren, Robert Halas, II, Cherie (Mark) Zurawski, Amanda (Bryan) Floro, Kristen Chaffin, Derik Hurley, Danielle Hurley, Laura (Corey) Johnson; great-grandchildren, Grace, Karlee, Gavin, Vayda, Vylet, Ivy, Mackenzie, Breanna, Harper, Ava, Evan, Owen and Capri; stepsons, Richard (Eva) Morgan, Ronald Morgan, Roger (Marilyn) Wilhelm, Bradley Wilhelm, Robert Wilhelm; 14 step-grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Louella Strong; half-sister, Donna Gillen and his four legged companion, Lucky.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Duane Henry.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 11th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Tyler Kleeberger officiating. Interment will follow at Amboy Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cherry Street Missions, Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, Fulton County Humane Society or Fulton County MRDD.
Residence: Metamora, Ohio
Visitation: Friday, September 11th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora
Funeral Service: Saturday, September 12th at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home
Interment: Amboy Township Cemetery
Nancy I just happened to stumble upon this and I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, Kassie
Kassie Weiland Feb 19 2016 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathy to you Nancy & your family! He will be dearly missed.
Mike & Rhonda Chesser Sep 13 2015 12:00 AM
I will miss you Don. I will be thinking of you Nancy and praying.
Gerry Kiepert Sep 11 2015 12:00 AM
My deepest condolences to Nancy and family. Don will be missed by many that have had the honor and privilege of knowing him through the years. May God bless you during this time of bereavement. Lots of AA love and hugs are being sent your way.
Mary Hefflinger Sep 11 2015 12:00 AM
Ah...Who will I have to joke around with now? already miss you Don! Nancy and Family, sorry for the loss of a sweet man! God Bless.
Geni Boerger Sep 11 2015 12:00 AM
Brooke, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers as is the rest of your Dad's family.
Lori Jensen and Matt Risch Sep 10 2015 12:00 AM
Nancy & Family, So very sorry to hear of your loss, Don was such a sweet person. I will miss him.
Sue Clendenin Sep 10 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear the news of your loss Brooke. May the sunshine down on your family and bring a warm smile to your face knowing that it shines for you today to ease your pain and suffering. God only takes the best to shelter for a little while until you meet again.
mary owens Sep 10 2015 12:00 AM
Debbie and Bobby, I am so sorry to hear of your Dads and Granddads passing. May God help you get through this very hard time. God Bless you and you whole family Deb.
Shirley Shuman Sep 10 2015 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do let us know.
Joseph and Suzanne Woodring Sep 9 2015 12:00 AM