KINGSFORD — Bobby Warren Henry, 89, of Kingsford, completed his journey to Heaven on Feb. 20, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Bob was born in Kingsford, son of William and Helen Henry on Aug. 6, 1927. He married Geraldine “Geri” Hayden on Aug. 30, 1947, and they had three children, William, Suzanne and Carol.
He is survived by his wife, Geri; three children, William (Kathy) Henry of Marquette, Suzanne (Gary) Haberman of Marquette, and Carol (Jim) Ries of Kingsford; a brother-in-law, Robert Leeman; grandchildren, Chad (Tonya) Henry, Ryan Henry, Krista (Matthew) Small, Morgan (Eric) Switzer, Kimberly Lajoice, Anthony (Rebecca) Sculati, Jordan (Cody) Mortl; great-grandchildren, Evan Henry, Eli Lajoice, Oliver Small, Chloe Mortl, Sophia Sculati and Keira Sculati.
He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly, including his very special niece and nephew, Mary Murray and Mike Rodman.
During his lifetime, Bob was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford, serving as a Sunday school teacher for many years.
Bob will be remembered by his family and friends as a very talented person who had a positive influence on all who knew him.
Regardless of the many health challenges he had during his life, he always had a great outlook and a smile. He loved being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a true friend in every way, expecting nothing in return, no strings attached to his love or friendship.
Throughout his life he was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, attending many games over the years. One of his many joys was hunting with his best friend Ron Cerasoli.
He was a salesman for Kraft Foods for over 40 years, making many great friends, while accumulating over a half-million miles driven with no accidents.
His talents were reflected in all that he did. He loved being with people, helping with their projects, and was a person you count on.
For many years he owned Bob and Gerry’s Bar in Kingsford.
Bob served his country in World War II in the Navy on LST 1069. Most of his duty time was spent in the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea with multiple ports of call in China, Japan and many of the islands in those areas. One of his favorite trips was when he was a part of Honor Flight IV to Washington DC.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; four siblings, Betty, Mary, Patsy and William; and a daughter-in-law, Ragene Henry.
The family will greet relatives and friends at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford on Friday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford.
Funeral services will follow at noon at the church. Rev. Michael March will officiate.
Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
Bob’s seven grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Bobby Henry online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.