Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast

4219 Hard Scrabble Rd, Columbia, SC


Colonel James Ray Henegar

15 noviembre , 192816 noviembre , 2019

COLUMBIA - Colonel (US ARMY RET) James Ray Henegar, 91, of Blythewood, died Saturday, November 16, 2019. Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church. Burial and military honors in Fort Jackson National Cemetery will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, November 20, 2019 prior to the funeral service. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.

James was born November 15, 1928 in Knoxville, TN to Herbert Andrew and Willie Florine Smith Henegar. He attended Clemson College where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He left prior to enlist in the United States Army where Colonel Henegar served his country proudly for 27 years. He served as a tank Commander in the Korean War where his company helped to establish the Demilitarized Zone. He served two tours in Vietnam. He is the recipient of the Combat Infinity Badge, two Bronze Stars, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, United Nations Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Meritorious Unit Citation (second Award), Vietnam Air Service Medal Honor Class and the Vietnam Navy Service Medal Honor Class. He was a member of Spring Valley Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Walter Henegar and sister, Hazel Sharpe. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Patricia Henegar; two daughters, Deana DeLaBarre (Eric), Janice Metzger (Michael); a son, Charles “Chuck” Henegar (Cheryl); five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Wilma Henderson.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of The Palmettos of Parklane and Lighthouse Hospice Group for their friendship and care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spring Valley Presbyterian Church (debt relief fund), or to a charity of one's choice.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


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Colonel James Ray Henegar


David Suggs

21 noviembre , 2019

Dear Patsy and family,

We are saddened but joyously remember JIM in warm memories.

We credit JIM in founding our Monday morning breakfasts at Hardee's every Monday in Blythewood. He fostered such wonderful friendships and fellowships with our Trinity UMC men over the years. Our Pastor CLYDE SCOTT accidentally coined the name "Hardee Boys" in one of his Sunday sermons. The name has stuck as well as our wonderful memories of Jim as we sat around the table solving the problems of the world as we knew them.

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

"Huggs from the Suggs" - David and Jean Ann

Polly Williams

18 noviembre , 2019

Pat, I am so sorry to learn of Jim's death. I have fond memories of you both during our years in Blythewood. Know that I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you close and bring you the comfort you need at this time.
Polly Williams

Brenda Kae Merritt

18 noviembre , 2019

Pat - my sincere condolences on the passing of Jim. He was a great man who shared his knowledge freely with others. May God wrap His loving arms around you for comfort and strength in the days ahead.