William C. "Bill" Henley Jr.
W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home - Newport News
210 Harpersville Road
Newport News, VA
William C. "Bill" Henley Jr., 90, left this earth on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Bill was born in Warwick County and graduated from Warwick High School.

While he was in the Air Force, Bill attended the University of Alaska and Old Dominion. He was the Class Speaker when he graduated from the NASA Langley Apprentice School. He was employed as an Engineering Technician until his retirement from NASA in 1987.

Bill was a volunteer Fireman and a Life Member in the Masons, Shriners, Eastern Star, and a member at his beloved Hilton Baptist Church.

He was predeceased by his Wife Phyllis of 57 years, in 2012. He is survived by his two sons, Wm. Curtis Henley III (Sheilah) and Cody M. Henley (Kelly); his grandchildren Rhett C. Henley, William C. Henley IV, C. Michael Henley (fiancé Yang Yang) and Taryn R. Henley and a great grandchild Daylin Henley-Watson.

All Services will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Hilton Baptist Church, corner of Main Street at Warwick Blvd, starting with visitation at 11 AM followed by a funeral service at noon. Following the funeral service Military honors, Masonic and Eastern Star rites will take place at Peninsula Memorial Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hilton Baptist Church or another favorite charity of your choosing. Please leave online condolences at www.wjsmithandson.com
Published by Daily Press on Jul. 25, 2021.
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A Great Friend from our NASA Days.....
John McPherson
July 26, 2021
Curtis, Sheilah, Cody and Kelly, may God give you His peace in this time of grief. Billy was such a kind and loving person, and I'm sure everyone who knew him will miss him greatly. Whenever I had the chance to visit New Port News, he and Phyllis were so generous with their time and hospitality. I send you and your family my most sincere sympathy.
Robbie Tucker
July 25, 2021
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