Fred Glenn Henry, 76, Nevada, went to his heavenly home at 12:53 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. Fred was born Feb. 2, 1932, in McNairy, Tenn., to Charlie H. Henry and Flora Floyd Henry. He married Jackie A. Goodman in September of 1993 in Joplin, Mo., and she survives of the home.
Fred served 24 years in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne Division in a variety of locales. Most of those years were spent as a food services supervisor. Following his time in the service, he moved to Nevada, in November of 1979. Fred worked for Marrone's Inc., in Pittsburg, Kan., as a salesman for 10 years before retiring. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a great friend. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
In addition to his wife Jackie, survivors include three sons, Gary Henry, Selmer, Tenn., Mitchell Henry, Joplin, Mo., and Mike Brown, Nevada; seven daughters, Charlotte Turner, Nevada, Donna McCord, Kansas City, Kan., Kara Brown, of the state of Texas, Barbara Day, Cabot, Ark., and Vickie Rickman, Lexington, Ky., Lorenne M. Armstrong and Carla Chadd, both of Nevada; one brother, Gordon Henry, Bethel Springs, Tenn.; four sisters, Iva Lee Blagg, Selmer, Tenn., Annette Smith, Selmer, Tenn., Barbara Michael, Chicago, Ill., and Margarite Boon, Selmer, Tenn.; 28 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kemmy Henry; one granddaughter, Rachel Nicole Day and one grandson, Michael Armstrong; four brothers, Arnold Henry, Elton Henry, Dexel Henry and Kellen Henry; and two sisters, Elanor Sarno, and Lillian Moore.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 19, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in National Cemetery, Fort Scott. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Legion Toy Fund Drive in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
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