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
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.