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Henry Earl Messer
1928 - 2021
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
3075 S. Florida Ave.
Inverness, FL
Henry Earl Messer, of Inverness, Florida, passed away on August 14, 2021, at the age of 93. He was born to the late William Carl Messer and Verne (Phillips) Messer on March 9, 1928, in Waynesville, North Carolina.
When he was 17 years old, Henry enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He came to Citrus County 60 years ago.
He studied farming and planted a citrus grove, vegetable gardens, made wine from the grapes he grew, as well as raised livestock. He was self-employed in the fill dirt business for many years and was a man with many interests.
A true southerner, Henry enjoyed making cornbread and grits. He enjoyed the history of the Civil War, reading, cruises to Cozumel, his Kindle, researching his family tree, and telling stories about his ancestors.
Those left to cherish Henry's memory are his loving wife of 70 years, Arlene; his sister Betty Hulse, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will also be greatly missed by his many friends with whom he loved to visit and share a cold beer.
Inurnment will take place at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family.
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Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Sep. 19, 2021.
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I always admired Henry because he seem to know somethin about every thing,and gave help and guidance to everyone.2hen needed. Henry will be a loss to Arlene and all who new and loved him.
William A. Messer
September 19, 2021
Arlene, I am so saddened to hear about Henry. I have so many fond memories of him from my childhood to college years. I always loved coming to visit you and getting to bring home many different kinds of citrus fruits. One time, when I was in college, my grandpa (Bill Messer), mom (Carol Messer), and I came to visit and Henry sent me home with limequats. He told me they were great in a pie, but even better in a beer. I came back to Charlotte and used them in both! I am very saddened by the loss of Henry, but take comfort in knowing he lived a wonderful, interesting life. Arlene, you are in my thoughts and prayers. All my love, Kendyl (Messer) DuBroff
Kendyl (Messer) DuBroff
September 19, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of Henry Messer's passing. He was a relative of mine on my fathers side. His wife Arlene is in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna Jean Spears
September 19, 2021
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