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Robert L. ‘Bob’ Henry


Robert L. “Bob” Henry, 81, of Bellefontaine, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Logan County on Sept. 18, 1932, a son of the late William H. and Anna Marie Sine Henry. He also was 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 Dec. 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 and James (Sherry) Henry, both of Bellefontaine, and 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 two coming in December; sister, Betty (Dan) Fultz of Bellefontaine; brothers, Burl (Kathy) Henry of Bellefontaine and 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 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 had done mission work at camps in Puerto Rico. During his 12 trips, he helped build churches by doing the electrical work.

Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine. Pastors C.J. Plogger and Ray Headings conduct a funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Church of God, Bellefontaine. Burial is 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 E. Brown Ave., Bellefontaine 43311; and Universal Home Health & Hospice Care, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine 43311.

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