Lord "Ron" Henry

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Lord "Ron" Henry

Hermitage, TN

Lord "Ron" Henry was born on November 29, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio and passed away on November 4, 2013. He is he is preceded in death by his parents, John A. Henry and Jean C. Young.

Lord Henry was a true patriot. He joined the Ohio Air National Guard at age 17. He also served in the Air Force, Naval Reserve, and the U.S. Army from which he retired in 1979 as First Sargent. Ron served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War and received numerous awards including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and the Presidential Unit Citation.

He is a lifetime member of the 25th Infantry Regiment Association and Wilson County Vietnam Veterans of America. Ron was a member of The Old Guard (Ft. Myer/Arlington National Cemetery) and served on President Robert F. Kennedy's burial team. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Lord "Ron" Henry founded and served as President of Lord Henry Enterprises from 1995 until 2009. Lord Henry Enterprises specialized in safety and security products. He was recognized as a safety and security industry entrepreneur. He previously worked in the automotive industry and in risk management for Kroger. Ron earned a B.S. from Columbia College of Missouri.

He is survived by wife, Shannon Gold Henry; daughter, Ronnica Henry of Tennessee; sons, Rod Henry of Kentucky and John Henry of Indiana; sister, Patricia(Terry)Knott of Ohio; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at three o'clock in the afternoon on Sunday the 10th of November, 2013 with visitation begining at two o'clock at New Hope Baptist Church, 6010 S New Hope Rd., Hermitage, TN 37076.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for funding Wilson County's Veteran's Park and Museum (fundraising is currently underway), for the benefit of honoring and supporting local veterans. These contributions may be sent to: Wilson County Veterans Office (615-444-2460). Checks payable to Wilson County Government, 228 E. Main St., Room 106, Lebanon, TN 37087. Note: In memory of Lord "Ron" Henry.

Published in The Tennessean from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2013
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