George Henley
1936 - 2017
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George Wiley Henley was born January 2, 1936 in Gary, Indiana. he often told how his mother tried to birth him on New Year's Day, he was born just one hour pass midnight. George was the only child of Reverend and Julia Henley. He attended Roosevelt High School in Gary, Indiana. He enlisted and served four years in the army. His thirst for adventure and excitement led him to become a paratrooper. Following an honorable discharge, he returned to his home town, Gary, Indiana. One of George's favorite pass times, during his younger years, was roller skating. He was great at it and became a skating guard at Barbara's Play house. Music was another passion of his. The saxophone was his instrument of choice. He played around town with many different bands and became known to many as "Saxophone George". He worked at the Gary Steel mill until his retirement. After retirement he worked part time as a security guard. "As Salamu Alaykum" (Peace be upon you) was the way you were greeted by George. This expression exhibited his belief in the Muslin Faith. George was a kind and generous person his final act of generosity was as an organ donor. George's pride and joy were his two children Darryl Henley and Tamika Henley, whom he leaves to mourn along with grands, friends and acquaintances.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Oct. 30, 2017.
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February 25, 2019
Sending My heartfelt condolences to Darryl and Tamika Henley on the loss of your dad George.. We were Tenants..me and my 2 kids.. Brittany and Darryl..
My name is Kesha which he referred to me as his God daughter.. we lived down stairs from him on 25th Connecticut..
street. I'm just finding out of his passing.. praying for the family
Love Kesha❤
November 4, 2017
I would like to extend my condolences to the George Henley family.
Greta Heard
November 3, 2017
My deepest sympathies for your loss, May the God of all comfort bring your family peace . Romans 12:12
October 30, 2017
Mr. Henley will always be considered a HERO for serving our country. Thank you Sir and May God hold you in his loving arms. Rest in Peace.
Laura Christy
October 30, 2017
To the Family of Mr. George Henley:

I was saddened to hear of his passing and send my deepest condolences to you.

Mr. Henley was a former customer of mine at the Gary Workone Office. He was a very spry man. He would bring me breakfast from McDonald's weekly and during our conversations, he told me about playing the saxophone. It sounded like he got great joy from that!

I'm sure he will be missed. May God send the peace to you that surpasses all understanding.
Doll Baby (that's what he called me)
October 30, 2017
To Darryl & Tamika:

Your Dad will be highly missed as he was a great man, co-worker and valued employee. Our thoughts are with you and if we can be of assistance to you please let us know. May GOD bless George always and forever.
Chief Johnson, Mike, Pam, Deidra.
October 27, 2017
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. One day many will have the opportunity to live again. May the hope of everlasting life sustain and comfort you during this difficult time. John 17:3
October 27, 2017
My deepest and most sincere condolences to the Henley family. As we go through hard times like these, we can find comfort and encouragement through God as he assures us of his love and his support that he will give us -Isa 41:10.
Keiko
October 27, 2017
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. One day many will have the opportunity to live again. May the hope of everlasting life sustain and comfort you during this difficult time. John 17:3
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