Robert L. “Bob” Henry, age 81, of Bellefontaine, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at his home.
He was born on September 18, 1932 in Logan County, Ohio, a son of the late William H. and Anna Marie (Sine) Henry. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Henry and a brother, William Henry, along with his stepmother, Kathryn (Sever) Henry and stepbrother, Richard Sever.
On December 20, 1953, he married the former Nancy J. Barker and she survives along with their children, Robert (Lana) Henry Jr. of Mt. Gilead, Diantha Jane (Mark) Huffman, James (Sherry) Henry both of Bellefontaine, Coleen (Douglas) Reprogle of Huntsville; grandchildren, Chelsea (Ray) Meals, Bracken Henry, Joshua (Chrissy) Huffman, Jeth (Misty) Huffman, Craig (Lyndsey) Henry, Jaime (Rob) Yelton, Jordanne Henry, Elisa (Cameron) Klump, Erica (Stephan) James, Tyler and Tatum Reprogle; 12 great grandchildren and 2 coming in December; sister, Betty (Dan) Fultz, Bellefontaine; brothers, Burl (Kathy) Henry of Bellefontaine, Keith (Ida) Henry of West Mansfield, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He retired after 18 years as an electrician with Westinghouse Corporation and also worked at Comdyne in West Liberty.
He served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955 and was a 1950 Bellefontaine High School graduate. He also refereed baseball, football, basketball, and volleyball in Logan County and also all around Ohio. A member of the First Church of God, he also served on the Board of Trustees, was a Sunday school teacher, and did Mission work at camps in Puerto Rico. During his 12 trips, he helped build churches by doing the electrical work.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine. Pastors C. J. Plogger and Ray Headings will conduct a funeral service on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. at First Church of God, Bellefontaine. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty with military rites by the Logan County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of God, 1000 East Brown Ave., Bellefontaine, Oh 43311 or Universal Home Health & Hospice Care, 701 South Main St., Bellefontaine, Oh 43311.
Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine assisted the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.