RAWLINGS, HENRY WEATHERLY, 88, of Louisville, KY, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Jefferson Manor.
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He was born September 13, 1924 in Heidelberg, KY, the son of John D. and Laura Pearl Rawlings.
Henry enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in World War II where he was involved with Carlson's Raiders, before going to college. After graduation from University of Kentucky, he started his career in the United States Army. He served in the Vietnam War and retired as a Lt. Colonel.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and one brother.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Doris Rawlings; his daughter, Sharon Jaracz (Thad); his son, Henry Rawlings II (Jo Ann); his daughters, Laura Koch (John) and Sandra Rawlings; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank Jefferson Manor for all of their care and support over the last four years.
A service to Celebrate Henry's Life will be conducted at noon on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in the Chapel of Arch L. Heady and Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the National Parkinson Foundation (www.parkinson.org) Family and friends may sign his guestbook and leave memories at: www.archlheadywestport.com.
Published in The Courier-Journal from Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 2013