James Dero Henry

July 2, 1935April 11, 2018

James D. (Jim) Henry died Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He was born in Dallas, Texas, on July 2, 1935. His family lived in the Oak Cliff area, and he graduated as valedictorian from Sunset High School at the age of 16. He was a graduate of Rice University with a B.S. in chemical engineering and was the youngest member of his class. He then went on to the University of Texas where he earned a M.S. in chemical engineering. He had a long successful career with the Atlantic Richfield Company where he became vice-president. While working in Midland, he met his future wife, Barbara. They were married for 52 years until Barbara’s death in 2016 following a long illness. Jim was a longtime member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Dallas. He served as a deacon, a Bible study teacher, and used his organizational skills on many committees. Many children and students have been impacted by Jim’s involvement in mission trips with Buckner International and through scholarships and other support of Rice University and Baylor University. Jim was a generous, kind gentleman, and he will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Whiterock Center of Hope, would be greatly appreciated.


  • Jim Ivey, Honorary
  • Richard Rosson, Honorary
  • Don Smith, Honorary
  • Herb Linder, Honorary
  • Bob Doss, Honorary
  • Ed Ham, Honorary


  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, April 20, 2018

James Dero Henry

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