Monday, June 24th, 2013
Joseph F. Henry, 91, Versailles, passed away at 10:17 a.m. June 21, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
He was born June 15, 1922, in Darke County, to Harry and Mary Didier Henry. On June 13, 1946, he married Dolores (Dapore) Henry, who died Oct. 14, 2005.
Joseph is survived by his children, Deborah (Terry) Ferguson of St. Marys, Diane (Leo) Dunlap of Greenville, Joe (Sharon) Henry of Versailles, Jeff (Robin) Henry of Versailles, Brad (Penny) Henry of Yorkshire, Bruce (Brenda) Henry of Versailles and Brian Henry of Versailles; grandchildren, Danielle (Bill) Richardson, Denise (Bill) Rush, Deanna (Matt) Hoffman, Lori (Rob) Godown, John Dunlap, Abby (Joe) Stanger, Charlie (Beth) Henry, Anton Henry, Kristi (Jason) Gibson, Craig (Leann) Henry, Todd (Lindsey) Henry, Melissa Martino, Jeremy Henry, Justin Henry, Mindy Henry, Ashley Henry, Jordan Henry, Nathan Henry and Tyler Henry; great-grandchildren, Megan Richardson, Christopher Richardson, Alexis Rush, Billy Rush, Matthew Rush, Miles Hoffman, Logan Hoffman, Jared Godown, Jenna Godown, Jasen Godown, Maranda Dunlap, Brianna Dunlap, Alivia Dunlap, Cynthia Dunlap, Zoe Stanger, Sophia Stanger, Cale Henry, Samuel Henry, Keegan Gibson, Conner Gibson, Owen Gibson, Ashlyn Gibson, Lydia Henry and Kyleigh Paul; brothers, twin Alfred Henry of Versailles and Paul Henry of Versailles; sister, Bertha Bryan of Piqua; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Louis, John and James Henry; and sisters, Elizabeth Couchot, Magdalene Kley, Josephine Saintignon, Florence Bashore and Dorothy Zimmerman.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a retired dairy farmer, a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, a life member of the Versailles Knights of Columbus, member of the disabled veterans, Versailles Vets Club, a former member of the Versailles school board and a former 4-H advisor.
A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, the Rev. David Vincent and the Rev. Carl Subler officiating. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles, with military graveside services by the Versailles veteran's honor guard.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, where a prayer service will be held at 7:45 p.m. today by the Versailles Knights of Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Veteran's Honor Guard.
Condolences may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.