John Edward Henry
October 27, 1952 – May 22, 2020
John Edward Henry, 67, passed away May 22, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents John Henry and Lorraine Campbell, and his brother Don Henry.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 44 years, Claire Henry, and his two daughters, Anna Olvera (husband Jesύs Olvera), and Melissa Fielder (husband Allen Fielder). John also leaves behind four grandchildren, Mason Fielder, Lydia Fielder, River Fielder, and Victoria Olvera; his sister Lorraine Sullivan; and his brother Randy Henry.
A decorated Air Force Veteran who served his country for 25 years, John also loved baseball and coached a varsity team, as well as being an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. He also enjoyed hanging out with his friends at the Hope Mills Senior Center.
There will be a visitation for John on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Reeves Funeral Home in Hope Mills, NC; The service will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 12:30 PM at Reeves Funeral Home, with a burial to follow at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake, NC.
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John Edward Henry
May 26, 2020
I knew John from childhood. I used to go to his house with his cousin and went to school with his brother Don. I have many memories of being with his family growing up and sitting on benches at New Galilee carnival on hot summer nights. I hadn't seen John in many years but always considered him a friend. Rest in peace John.
May 25, 2020
John was the funniest guy I ever knew. Even on the roughest of days when things were not going right, John would always come up with a saying or a joke to make you laugh. For example, we were all called out early in the morning for a fuel spill at Torrejon AFB in Spain, a LARGE fuel spill. All the supervisors were in a somber mood because we already knew how much work this would entail but John was in a jolly mood. His mood kept all of us in high spirits because of all the jokes he told us to keep us entertained. The next day when no one was in the mood for a Christmas party because of the long hours the night before, John walked through the front door wearing his famous Santa suit. All we could do was laugh and smile. What a guy! You will be sorely missed and loved always. RIP my friend.
May 24, 2020
John was best man at Maggie and I's wedding in Virginia. We got to celebrate their wedding in Okinawa. May the Good Lord bless you all.
May 22, 2020
Dear Claire and Family, so sorry for your loss. We both enjoyed our times with John Henry. Our prayers are with you. Bill and Mary
May 22, 2020
John was one of the first persons I met at the Hope Mills Senior Center. We were both retired military so we had a lot in common. We shared many a conversation and he made my time spent there more enjoyable. I will always remember the fun we had dressing up for Halloween, crazy hat and crazy sock days, St. Patrick's wearing green and ugly Christmas sweaters. John loved sports, especially football and enjoyed discussing his favorite teams and players. He loved his family and often shared memories of family outings and get-togethers. Good bye John, you were a true friend.