VERSAILLES - Thomas Paul Henry, age 55, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 3:47 a.m. July 2, 2013, at his residence.
Thomas was born Aug. 15, 1957, in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Paul A. and Julitta (Broerman) Henry.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Sharon (Gehle) Henry, whom he married June 28, 1980; daughter, René L. Henry and Agnieszka Drobniak of Bloomington, Ind.; son, Charles Thomas Henry of Columbus, Ohio; sisters and brother, Norma and Rich Nerderman of New Bremen, Jan Russell of Troy, Ruth Henry of Botkins, Cathy and John Shue of North Star, Sue Henry of Lima, Judy Henry of Versailles, Sharon and Duane Goubeaux of Greenville and Don and Zita Henry of Versailles; brother-in-law, Julius Hierholzer of North Star; mother-in-law, Myrna Gigandet of Versailles; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Max and Kris Gehle of Indian Lake, Sandy and Roger Grilliot of Versailles, Dennis and Tammie Gehle of Clayton, N.C., and Mark and Deb Gehle of Yorkshire; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, Thomas is also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Hierholzer; father-in-law, Delaine Gehle; and stepfather-in-law, Norman Gigandet.
Thomas worked at Midmark Corporation in Versailles for 35 years in management, retiring on July 2, 2010. Thomas was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and the Versailles Knights of Columbus. Thomas enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially golfing.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery in Frenchtown.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday morning from 9 to 10 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A prayer service will be held by the Versailles Knights of Columbus at 6:45 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Memorial Home Health and Hospice or The Ohio State University James Cancer Center. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com