ELMER "POP" HENRY
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HENRY, ELMER 'POP'
Mr. Elmer 'Pop' Henry age 95,World War II Veteran of the United States Navy where he earned the rank of Steward's Mate, First Class, passed away June 22, 2020 at the E.T. York Haven Hospice Center. After leaving the military, Mr. Henry was employed as a Chef with the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, Pi Lamda Phi, Sigma Nu, Delta Tau Delta, and the Chuck Wagon Restaurant. He was a member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church where he served with the Culinary Committee, and a member of the Masonic Family. 'Pop' touched the hearts of many while operating his own business, 'Pop's' Restaurant in the Porters Community. He was preceded in death by his children, Willie White, and Marcia Plummer.
Mr. Henry is survived by his children, Albert White (Ora), Elmer Charles Henry, Scherwin Henry (Charmaine), Michael Henry (Bonnie), Janice Henry, Emma Jean Cooper, Viola Jones (Woodrow), Mary Lee Hutto, all of Gainesville, FL, Patricia Chatmon, Jacksonville, FL, sister, Mary Lee Hadley, ('Dotson' Charlie), Gainesville, FL, godson, Henry Latimore, Gainesville, FL, and twenty-three grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mr. Henry will be held 11:00am, Thursday, July 2, 2020, at his home 7020 S.W. 63rd Blvd., 'Arredondo', Gainesville, FL, Rev. Adrian Taylor, Eulogist; burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Chestnut Funeral Home, Inc, 18 N.W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL.
Mr. Henry will repose in the Chestnut Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 from 2:00pm until 7:00pm, and at his home from 10:00am until the hour of Service. Family and friends are asked to meet on Thursday, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law Viola and Woodrow James, 1011 S.E. 10th Street, Gainesville, at 10:15 am to form the Cortege.
'A CHESTNUT SERVICE'


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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jun. 30 to Jul. 1, 2020.
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July 5, 2020
I was so sorry to hear Mr. Henrys passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. With deep sympathy, Andrew Jack Hines and family
Andrew Jack Hines
Friend
July 5, 2020
To the Henry Family,
I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to all of your family members. I remember Pop Henry from my childhood. Pop was always a generous man! Even when my parents died (Charlie Frank and Ceretha), he made several trips to our home to leave food at our home before the funeral and after. I am so sorry for your loss. "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal." My memories are one of sacrifice and generosity while living in Porter's. Your family is blessed to have had Pop as father, brother, husand, and friend.
Joann Leath
Joann leath-jackson
Friend
July 3, 2020
To all the family,my cuz viola and Sherwin,when my sister told me your father had passed I only had good memories from way back of him and his mentorship and delicious food.I pray God comforts the family.love ,Mr and Mrs Sidney and Margaret Gordon.
MARGARET GORDON
Family
July 3, 2020
CLASS OF 1967 ,SORRY TO HERE OF THE PASSING OF YOUR FATHER.MAH HE RIP.PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 1967
Classmate
July 2, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Joann Williams
Friend
July 2, 2020
My deepest condolences to you all. May God continue to bless you and give you strength
Sandra Mallory Barton
Friend
July 2, 2020
Viola, Scherwin, and Siblings, Grief can be so hard in life. May God in the Trinity grant you All Peace and Comfort during this period of time. Pop Henry was a Pillar to the Communities he was in . And Surely will Not be Forgotten .
Rest Well , POP Henry. Lynne and The Jackson / Stevens Families.❤
Lynne Jackson Stevens
Family
July 2, 2020
WE'RE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, YOU ALL ARE IN OUR PRAYERS, MAY GOD BLESS.
CHARLES, AGNES AND FRED GOSTON AND FAMILY
AGNES AKINS
Friend
July 2, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. The Portis family,Larry,Andria,Wade,Wanda and Bridgette.
Andria Lee
Family
July 2, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Priscilla Monroe
July 2, 2020
Rest on Pops. You lived a good life while here on Earth. Now your soul is resting up in Glory.

Lock Family
Eric Lock
July 1, 2020
Family our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. You Father and Mother were pillars in the Porters and Gainesville Community. Mr. Pop a life well lived.
God Bless❤
Your Cousins Barbara and Ramoth Andrews
God Bless all
Barbara Watson Andrews
Family
July 1, 2020
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July 1, 2020
Family as the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Love you all and we are praying for you. It is Well! A Life well lived!!!
Oliver & Marilyn Watson Tucker
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July 1, 2020
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Patricia Brannon
July 1, 2020
my prayers a with this family, I can hear Mr. Henry when he last spoke at
Springhill , It was very touching. we love you all.
Venita Coney
Friend
July 1, 2020
Janice,
I am so sorry for your loss classmate. We will all miss "Pop" at church.
Frances Edwards
July 1, 2020
HEARTFELT...
Ernestine Dorsey
Friend
July 1, 2020
ee sympathy to our family for losing POP. He will truly be missed.
Jacquelyn Williams
Family
June 30, 2020
My sincere condolences,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
Jae
Friend
June 30, 2020
Our Prayers Are With Your Family, "Pop Herny " Was A Great Man It Was Said U Couldn't Beat Him Cooking His Grandson Chad Followed Him.Janet Chad & Shantell ,Janeisha AKA "Tae" Chris
Willie&Emma Brooks /Family
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June 30, 2020
Heartfelt Condolences
Jim Walker
Friend
June 30, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences.♥
Beatrice Johnson
June 30, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Henry family from my family. Growing up together made us feel like part of your family. We will forever miss Mr. "Pop".
Jackie Hart
June 30, 2020
Albert,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Remember the good times and the life lessons that were a part of your lives together. God bless .
Alan Morrow
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