April 17, 1945 - December 26, 2013
Richard Henry passed away surrounded by family on December 26th.
He was born in Los Angeles to Kermit Nelson Henry and Daisy Agnes Fernandes Henry Morris. After graduating from Ceres High in 1963 he served in the U.S. Army and made his home in the Modesto area afterwards. He worked as a mechanic for Goodyear Tire, Alfred Matthews Auto Dealership, Mataga's Auto Dealership of Tracy. He was a member and on the board directors of the Oakdale Sportsmen's Club and a member of the Sundowners RV club.
He is survived by his wife Phala Henry and children Janie Marie Henry (Gil) Gilbertson, Michele (Duane) Smith, Todd Wallace; by his grandchildren John & James Gilbertson, Megan & Eric Smith; and great grandson Steven. He is survived by siblings Ruthie Wassell of Modesto, Bud Henry of Florida, and Tommy Morris of Groveland and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by both his parents and brothers Frankie Henry and Billy Morris.
There will be a Memorial Service held on January 11, 2014, 4 P.M. at The Oakdale Sportsmen's Club, 840 North Stearns Rd, Oakdale CA 95361 (past the west end of Kerr Park). The Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oakdale Sportsmen Club or The V.F.W. in his name.
Published in the Modesto Bee on Jan. 5, 2014