A visitation will be held at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, from 3 until 4 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 4 p.m.
He was preceded in death by his son, Donald C. Henry Jr.; his parents, Walter Robert and Ruby Terry Henry; sisters, Anita Henry Kirk and Dorothy Henry Hickman; brothers, Kenneth Walter Henry, George Terry Henry and Robert Daniel Henry; mother-in-law, Janette C. Moore; and brother-in-law, James Michael Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Renee Smith Henry; daughter, Louise Brooks Henry; stepson, Paul Stanley Panter; grandsons, Donald C. Henry III (Trey), Shawn Michael Panter and Aaron Bruce Panter; brothers, Charles Watson Henry (Bill) and his wife, Georgia, and Malcolm Inge Henry and his wife, Sue; father-in-law, Billy George Smith and his wife, Genel; sister-in-law, Sandi Smith Files and her husband, Jerry (JR); brother-in-law, Greg Smith; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Don was in the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Ft. Jackson, S.C., and Ft. Benning, Ga. He attended the University of Alabama. He was an avid supporter and fan of the Tide throughout his life. He enjoyed playing golf until his health prevented him from doing so and participated in the Alabama coaches trip for many, many years. His first trip was with Coach Bryant, and his last one was with Coach Saban.
Golfing and boating were two of his favorite past times. He loved driving out on Grayton Beach to watch the sunset. He also loved traveling with friends and family. One of his favorite trips was his surprise 65th birthday trip to Cancun with Renee, Bill and Georgia Henry, John and Barbara DuVal, Billy and Linda Beard, and Greg and Kelly Smith. There were many other amazing trips with wonderful memories with longtime friends Susan and Ricky Kilgore, Susan and Charles Wilson, Bernie and Edna Williams, Jodie and William Whitton, John and Danette Manning, and Keith and BJ Duncan. He also enjoyed his two special girls, Khurstie Kilgore Tubbs and Ginnie Duncan. In the last few years, spending time with his grandsons was his favorite thing to do.
He was the proud owner of Henry Oil Company for over 40 years. He enjoyed his job and his many employees, some of them that were with him through most of the years.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or to your favorite charity or hospice organization.
You may register online at www.kilgoregreenfuneralhome. com.
Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5533