Reverend Timothy B. Henry was an Ordained Minister, from 1948 to 2012 as a member of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, Conference of North Carolina. Tim died peacefully in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 24, 2012, at Desert Cove Group Home where his son and daughter-in-law, CT and Tate Henry, had placed him on November 1, 2012 for care.

Prior to moving to Arizona in March 2010, Reverend Henry lived with his daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Edith Henry Eidson and Arlen G. Eidson, in Virginia Beach, VA for two plus years.

Reverend Henry was born February 26, 1916 in Colquitt, Georgia and then moved with his family to North Carolina in 1930. Reverend Henry married Ethel Wheeler in 1936 and they lived in Wilmington with his family until 1958. Tim was predeceased by his wife Ethel Wheeler Henry in 2001 and his daughter Dr. Edith Henry Eidson in 2010.

Reverend Henry is survived by his son CT Henry and his wife Tate Henry of Scottsdale, Arizona; his son-in-law, Arlen G. Eidson Sr. of Virginia Beach, VA; his sister Bessie Henry Horrell, of Ivanhoe, NC: and sister-in-law, Alice Bramble Henry, of Burgaw, NC. Further survivors include a grandson, A. Glenn Eidson, Jr. and his wife Rheta Eidson, three step-great-grandsons, Jonathan White (Caren), Bryan White, and Jacob White and two step-great-great-granddaughters, Brianna White (Bryan) and Jamie White (Jonathan) all of Virginia Beach, VA. He is also survived by a granddaughter, Christina "Cricket" Henry, and a great-grand-daughter, Lacey Anne Dalton, both of Houston, TX. Tim is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews throughout North Carolina and Georgia along with many other relatives in states across the nation.

Reverend Henry served as pastor of seventeen churches in NC, and also served as a fulltime Evangelist, and as Director of Evangelism for the NC Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church on two occasions, 1953 - 1954 and 1968 - 1972. He retired in October 1989 from the Lyon Memorial Church and spent the next ten years conducting revivals and filling in for ministers at other churches when requested. During his entire ministry he conducted many marriages, so during his first ten years of retirement he was the wedding minister at The Wedding Chapel in Fayetteville, NC. Reverend Henry was then, at age 82, requested by the members of the Red Springs First Pentecostal Holiness Church to serve as their Minister where he remained until he retired in 2008 just two days before he was 92 years old.

Reverend Henry was a man ordained by God to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ and did so with pride and Biblical expertise. The family invites you to a service of Celebration in honor of Tim to be conducted on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 11:00 AM with visitation and viewing to begin at 9:45 AM at the Wallace First Pentecostal Holiness Church located at 311 South Cumberland Street in Wallace, NC .

The family and members of the Wallace First Pentecostal Holiness Church will serve lunch supplied by Billy's Pork and Beef immediately following the service. Interment for Reverend Henry will be held at 2:30 PM at the Riverview Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Padgett Funeral Home in Wallace, NC and Messinger Funeral Home in Scottsdale, AZ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Falcon Children's Home, PO Box 59, Falcon, NC 28342, or to the .

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2012