John Robert “Bob” Henry, 81, of East Liberty, entered eternity with his Heavenly Father, by the grace of Jesus Christ, Tuesday, September 19th in Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine.
He was born in Bellefontaine on April 20, 1936, the son of the late Byron B. and Mildred (Holycross) Spain Henry. He is also preceded in death by two sisters, Miriam and Shirley, and a daughter-in-law, Kimberly Henry.
On August 7, 1955, he married the former Nila M. (Wirick) in Zanesfield. She survives him along with their sons, Douglas (Dana) Henry of Middleburg, Dean (Pam) Henry of Zanesfield, Michael (Vicki) Henry of Middleburg and Mark (Joan) Henry of West Liberty; grandchildren Kevin (Mary) Henry, Kiel (Megan) Henry, Alex Henry, Candice (Rob) Snyder, Kristina (Bryan) Ford, Tommy Wilson, Brice (Jasmine) Henry, Travis (Brandi) Henry, Katie (Brian) Johnson, Jerrod (Emily) Henry, Lindsey (Parker) Robison, Levi (Nataya) Poling, and Lauren (Brian) Tegtmeyer; 23 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Bob was a 1954 graduate of Perry Zane High School. He was a longtime member of the Middleburg United Methodist Church. He belonged to the Model T Club and had served on the Benjamin Logan School Board for a number of years. He was a lifelong farmer, working for over 55 years. His life work was to preserve the land and provide for future generations. He was a loving, caring man who thought first of his family and neighbors. He was a servant to many.
Pastor Rick Riggs will officiate a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, September 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Middleburg United Methodist Church, 11824 St. Rt. 287, Middleburg. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 11am-1pm. Interment of his cremated remains will be at 10:00 am on Saturday in Middleburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Middleburg United Methodist Church.
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine assisted the family with arrangements and condolences may be given to the family at www.edsfh.com.//?#You can find the complete original obituary on this website.