Reginald Denton Henry

March 19, 1936August 23, 2013

Reginald Denton Henry, age 77, of Hudson, passed away Friday Aug. 23, 2013, at 9:35 a.m. at his residence. He was born March 19, 1936, in Fredericktown, MO, to Archie and Inice (Sanders) Henry. He married Edith Pogue Oct. 23, 1954 in Roselle, MO. She survives along with five children: Sheryl (Tom) Jenkins of Bloomington, Kim (Charles) Smith of Carlock, Renee (Randy) Miller of Hudson, Michel (Chris) Epps of Roselle, MO, and Buck (Taunia) Henry of Gridley. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren: Regan (Kevin) Kramer, Adam (Kassie) Jenkins, Dawn (Don) Jones, Nicole (Tom) Buddenhagen, Mistie (Eric) Maisch, Ashleigh (Andrew) Thompson, Sarah (John) Locke, Caleb (Jordan) Miller, Samaria Henry, Josiah Henry, Isaiah Henry, Nehemiah Henry, Judaea Henry, Moriah Henry, twenty four great-grandchildren, and two brothers: Howard (Sue) Henry and Philip (Shirley) Henry both of Roselle, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Mary Elizabeth Henry, a brother-in-law, Lyle Pogue, and a sister-in-law, Ella Mae Henry. Reginald attended the University of Missouri where he received a BS, MS & PhD. He taught High School Agriculture in Missouri for several years. He was Professor of Agriculture and Chairman of the Agriculture Dept. at Illinois State University for many years. He retired from ISU in 1993 to farming until his death. He loved hunting, fishing, reading, bicycling, hiking, and traveling the world with his wife. He served at the Midwest Food Bank, Jesus House, and Senior Saints Ministry of East White Oak Bible Church. He was a member and very active at East White Oak Bible Church. He was a lifelong supporter of many agricultural organizations, especially FFA. His greatest enjoyment was to spend time with his family and to support them in any way he could. Visitation will be Monday Aug. 26, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at East White Oak Bible Church in Carlock. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Tuesday at the church. East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be held Wednesday Aug. 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Sebastian Cemetery in Fredericktown, MO. Memorials may be made to the ISU Agriculture Department or East White Oak Bible Church. Please view Reginald’s obituary online at


  • Visitation Monday, August 26, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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Sue Wooten

September 19, 2014

We still miss you Uncle Reggie and think of you so often. Your brother Howard misses you terribly, I think a piece of him went with you that day. Our lives are forever changed with each loss in our families and we never feel completely whole again. Until we meet again.....Love Susie xo

Dick Litherland

August 30, 2013

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Reg was a great friend and colleague. The memories of the good times we had live on. God bless you all. My prayers are with you. Dick

Mike and Deanna Henry

August 29, 2013

Uncle Reggie was such a well respected man. He touched so many lives in so many different ways, he will be missed. I feel so blessed to be a part of this wonderful family. Mike will greatly miss his uncle. Our prayers go out to our cousins and wonderful aunt and we love you all!

Patti and Bruce Klaverkamp

August 28, 2013

I'm so happy to have been able to spend today with all of you and celebrate Uncle Reggie's life. He touched so many people with his kindness and humor. His life is an inspiration to us all. Love you!

David and Darlene Noden

August 28, 2013

We have a deep respect and appreciation for Reg and Edith. They have represented before us the beauty of marriage, the quality of Christian love and the patience of a quiet relationship. Every Sunday and some days in between we would always find Reg with his precious wife! They were always together, serving one another. We will miss Reg for another reason, he and Edith visited Namibia a few years ago to hunt. Because they were in that country we have always had an African country about which we could talk mutually and enjoy it. God has always been Present in Reg's life and now in his death. God's love will surround Edith and the family now as it has always done! We love you Edith and will hold you in our hearts.

K & S Wooten

August 27, 2013

So happy we could be with your family at this time. We loved Uncle Reggie so much and we love all of you! Our prayers will be with you in the coming days. Kenny loved him as his Uncle and my boys thought so much of their Uncle Reggie too. Love Kenny & Sue Wooten xxxooo

Bobby Wooten

August 27, 2013

What a great, great uncle he was. We often razzed each other about turkey hunting and who was the better hunter. Everyone loved Reggie and will miss him.

Gary Erisman

August 26, 2013

I share your loss. I was a student and later colleague of his. He was a fine educator and person. I will miss him a lot.
I will send a contributioin on is behalf to the ISU Department of Agriculture.
Again please accept my sympathy for his loss.
Gary Erisman Ph.D.
Stanford, Illinois 61774

Barbara Woods

August 26, 2013

Shelly & Chris:
Expressing deepest sympathy and hoping you and your family find comfort in knowing others care and are near in thought today.

Thinking of you,
Barbara E. Woods

Barbara Epps

August 26, 2013

My Deepest Sympathy to your family. Love you.