Richard Lee Henry Sr.

April 11, 1943January 1, 2019

Richard L. Henry Sr. 75, of Connersville, died peacefully at his residence, Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Richard was born April 11, 1943 in Connersville to Clara Roszell and Robert Lee Henry. He attended Fayette County schools and was a lifelong resident of Connersville. For over six years, Richard served in the U.S. Army where he received top security clearance while working with Nike and Hercules missiles. Richard was employed for sixteen years at the Fayette County Highway Department including ten years as the superintendent. Later, he was hired as the Connersville Street Department Supervisor. He was a member of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department as a Reserve Officer for 18 years, retiring as a jail officer.

Richard leaves behind his former wife, Sharon Kaye Hamilton Henry; two daughters: Sherri Rybolt and her husband, Nick of Connersville; Judy Henry and her significant other, Steve Bennett of Springersville; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sisters: Cheryl Cooper, Carleen Jenkins, Karen Miller and husband, Harry; his half-sister: Jackie Sue Shepard and her husband, Wayne of Arizona; three special cousins: Delbert and Judy Dickey and Lori Ann Steele, all of Connersville; and his beloved dog: Sammy.

In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his son: Richard Lee Henry Jr.; his grandparents: Ernest and Goldie Mansfield; half-brothers: Bernard Michael Lunsford and Charles R. “Chuckie” Hammil, Jr.; and his former son-in- law: Jay Jackson.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the funeral home. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville is in charge of arrangements. Visit


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Agnes (Ervine) Wilcher....Maricopa, Arizona

January 24, 2019

So many years have passed since I have seen Richard. It was a shock to see he had passed away. I met him back around 1956/57 as he lived a couple doors from my cousin. We all loved music back then and Elvis was King. We would listened to music for hours. I can remember all of us going to the movies downtown and just hanging out. We seemed to always have fun and tons of things to do...even at the age of 13 or so. I want to send my deepest sympathy to his wife and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Richard was one of the good guys back then and even my Mom liked him. So many memories and they feel like yesterday. May God be with you all at this sad time. My prayers are with you at this time. R.I.P. Richard in God's Heaven...…..

Rose Chasteen

January 10, 2019

I am so sorry for yalls loss. I’ve always thought a lot of you all and the memories I have when I was around I’ll always treasure. I am keeping the family in my prayers and I love y’all and if you need anything just let me know.

Julia Madden

January 4, 2019

This man was my family Angel back in 2002 .when he was at 121 campground. An helped my mom ,dad,an kids was in a rv camper .an helped them get out an made sure they was fine when it caught fire...He will be greatly missed by all ...