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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

1150 South Dickerson Road, Goodlettsville, TN

OBITUARY

Henry Gordon Napier

August 17, 1929June 27, 2020
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Henry Gordon Napier, age 90, departed this life on June 27, 2020 in Springfield, Tennessee. Henry was born in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Shade and Kittie Martin Napier. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After he served in the military, he went to work for the Ford Glass Plant, were he worked for over 30 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 50 years, Pauline Wood Napier; siblings, Sherman Napier, Radford Napier, Ed Napier and Joe Napier and son-in-law, John W. Johnson, II.

He is survived by his daughters, Lisa Johnson of Old Hickory, Tennessee and Betty M. (James) Shelby of Springfield, Tennessee; grandchildren, John W. (Amy) Johnson, III; Lauren Johnson, Sarah Shelby, Mya Baker and Gloria Kane; several great-grand children and a host of nieces nephews and cousins.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the evening at Forestlawn Funeral Home on Monday, June 29, 2020 and from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. in the morning on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in the Chapel of Forestlawn Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Mulholland Officiating. Interment to follow in Forestlawn Memorial Gardens

The family requests please respect social distancing.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Memories

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BJ Boston

June 29, 2020

It's sad to hear the loss of such an incredible man. He raised a lot of wonderful people and it's heartbreaking to know he is gone. I'm blessed to have known him and his family is need of your prayers. -BJ

Bill and Betty king

June 29, 2020

Thanks for the memories! There are hundreds if not thousands..

Edmond Kerr

June 29, 2020

Sorry for your loss we had wonderful memories of Henry. Juanita my deceased wife was good friends with Pauline as well. Prayers for your entire family.

Donna & Peter Reid-Leatherland

June 29, 2020

We are honored that we had the opportunity to get to know "Pops". Fond memories, we hold dear to our hearts, of such a special person. Our deepest condolences to Lisa and family...

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