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GW Henry

Aug. 11, 1932 - July 15, 2022


July 20, 2022

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GW Henry

GW Henry, 89, of Sweet Home, died July 15, 2022.

He was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Golden, Okla., to Otis R. and Mae (Allen) Henry.

Mr. Henry lived in De Queen, Ark., before moving to Sweet Home on May 15, 1950. He married Helen Juanita Smith in 1949 in Arkansas.

He worked in lumber mills, was a truck driver and a Baptist preacher for 57 years.

Mr. Henry enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and reloading ammunition. He would get up at 4 a.m. to read the Bible and prepare for ministering. He was a pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Sweet Home. After retiring, he became a member of Waterloo Chapel.

Mr. Henry is survived by his son Donald K. Henry (retired after 30 years as an Army command sergeant major); two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Juanita Henry; two sisters; and two brothers.

Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 22, at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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