Robert Lee "Bob" Henry (1926 - 2018)

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Robert "Bob" Lee Henry went to the
great golf course in the sky on Sunday,
Aug. 5, 2018. He was 92.
Bob was born to Clyde and Mae
(Thomas) Henry on July 18, 1926 in
Acosta, Pennsylvania. He graduated
from Boswell High School in 1944
before joining the Navy and serving in
World War II.
Bob also served in the Air Force before
going briefly AWOL to marry his hometown
sweetheart Annetta Franke across
the state line in Cumberland, Maryland
on April 7, 1950. Bob was transferred to
Buckley Air Force Base in 1950. Bob and
Annetta (better known as Tootie) made
their home in Thornton and had two
sons, Randy and Mark.
After serving his country, Bob worked
many years as a warehouse manager for
Davis Brothers in Denver before retiring
in 1986.
After retiring, golf became his passion.
Bob was a long-time member of the
Riverdale Golf Course Men's Club, winning
the senior championship multiple
times and serving in positions of leadership.
During his time on area courses,
Bob recorded three holes-in-one. Bob
continued to play multiple rounds of
golf a week until he was 90-years-old,
when he started to cut down a bit.
Bob was a charmer and loved to flirt,
but was always faithful to his true
love Tootie. They loved to dance and
socialize and had many friends in the
Thornton area. Besides Tootie and golf,
Bob had love affairs with the Denver
Broncos and the Colorado Rockies,
although those relationships were a
bit more tumultuous depending upon
the score or team records at any given
moment.
Bob was a lifetime member of the
VFW and a former Elk. Late in his life he
participated in a veteran's Honor Flight
to Washington D.C., an experience that
deeply touched him.
Bob was preceded in his death by his
parents; siblings Dick, Betty, Buddy,
Glenn, Ernie, Ada and Vince; and
daughter-in-law Rita Henry.
He is survived by his wife Annetta;
sister Ona; brother Don; sons Randall
(Patti) and Mark (Leah Ann); grandsons
Travis (Erin), Andrew (Kayley) and Eric;
granddaughters Carrie, Noel (Jimmy),
Sara and Lyndsay; great-grandchildren
Lauren, Joel, Chelsey, Jordyn, Emerson,
Alexander, Brooks and Nicholas;
and many nephews, nieces and good
friends.
Services will be held today, Thursday,
August 16th, 2018, 11:30 am, at Fort Logan
National Cemetery. A gathering of
friends and family celebrating Bob's life
will be held following at approximately
1 p.m. at Davies Locker, 8845 Lowell
Blvd., Westminster, Co.
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Aug. 16 to Sept. 15, 2018
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