GETTYSBURG James R. Henry, of Marsh Creek Road, Gettysburg, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at his home, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia A. (Stevens) Henry. He was born in Hanover, on June 23, 1935. Jim was the son of the late Eugene and Cornelia (Grizzell) Henry. Jim was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army Military Police. He was a member of the Mount Joy Lutheran Church, worked for the local carpenters union for many years constructing bridges on route 15, 30 and on interstate 81 and 83. He enjoyed collecting Santa Clauses during his retirement, as well as gardening and was well known for his cantaloupes. Jim was a family man and especially enjoyed his time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, J. Michael Henry and his wife Diana of New Oxford; three daughters, Lisa Stover, Laurel Wilkinson and her husband Dan and Leann Klingensmith all of Gettysburg; a brother, Patrick Henry and his wife Marlene of New Oxford; 11 grandchildren, Lucky Stover, Jr. and his wife Jill, Leah Crum and her husband Andrew, Andrew Sentz and his wife Kristi, Dustyn Sentz and his fiance Amanda, Kendall Wilkinson, Ty Wilkinson, Jeramiah Klingensmith and his wife Brandi, Benjamin Klingensmith, Richard Jones and his wife Adria, Karen Henry and Joshua Henry; 10 great grandchildren, Logan, Lawson, Leighton, Jaden, Kylee, Braden, Cailey, Chloe, Brooklyn and Ali, a sister-in-law, Nancy Nelson of Littlestown; and many nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by three brothers, Thomas, Donald and Charles Henry; two sisters, Cordelia Henry and Barbara Leedy and a; son-in-law, Lucky Stover, Sr. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesdayat 11 a.m. from the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg, with Rev. Matthew Day, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, serving as pallbearers will be his eight grandsons. A Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mount Joy Lutheran Church, 2615 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA l7325. Online tributes and condolences can be made at monahanfuneralhome.com
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Published in Evening Sun on May 23, 2013
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