Byron E. Henry, 71, of Rensselaer passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Rensselaer Care Center.
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Byron was born in Rensselaer on May 25, 1942, the son of the late Carl Henry and Elsie Irene (Hurley) Henry. He was a lifetime resident of Rensselaer and a 1960 graduate of Fair Oaks High School. Byron joined the U.S. Air Force on March 27, 1961, serving until March, 26, 1965. He was a self-employed electrician and retired from the United Telephone Company where he was employed for 19 years.
On Sept. 3, 1966, in Goodland, Ind., Byron married Carolyn Jean Coty who survives.
Byron was past fire chief with the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department and a past member of the Kentland American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bow hunting and gardening. Byron was a former eight-year member of the Jasper County Planning and Zoning Board.
Surviving with his loving wife Carolyn are two children, Shannon (Kevin) Kellner of Rensselaer and Scott Henry of Westfield, Ind.; one grandson, Tyler Henry; and one brother, Larry (Sue) Henry, Columbus, Ohio.
Byron was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Wendell Henry.
Friends may call at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer on Thursday, March 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer on Friday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Larry Piatt officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Welsh Cemetery in Rensselaer.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to
or a Support Group for Alzheimer's Disease located near you.
See www.jacksonfuneral.com to leave condolences and sign the online guests' registry.
Jackson Funeral Chapel
250 N Mckinley Ave Rennsselaer, IN 47978
Published in the Rensselaer Republican on Mar. 11, 2014