OBITUARY

Laurence Max "Mike" Henley Jr.

January 20, 1932May 31, 2021

Laurence Max Henley Jr., known to many as Mike, passed away May 31st 2021. He was a 1950 graduate of Landon High, served in the army during the Korean War, and retired from Maxwell House in 1986.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

Memories

Laurence Max "Mike" Henley Jr.

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Tom Altee

June 4, 2021

I've known Mike since I was a little boy. He has been a constant presence in my life until the moment he passed away. He was so kind to me through the years and I have many favorite memories of him - fishing on the Oklawaha river, hanging at his house with our friend Gio and the Latino crew, going to the mountains in North Carolina and much, much more. When I was 18 or so he gave me one of his gasoline credit cards and told me to take off and see America. What a wonderful thing that was!
Mike was the last of four high school friends - my aunt Betty, and Jackie and Paul Florence. Now that Mike has passed they are together in heaven. What I would give to have them all back and sitting in Mike's den talking old times!
Every life has an arc - a begining, an apogee and a descent. Mike had a wonderful fully lived life with many friends. I am so proud that I was one of them. I will miss him until the day that it's my turn to see him again. RIP Colonel Mike.

Kenneth Watson

June 4, 2021

Mike was our next door neighbor for many, many years. My wife Sandy and I always looked forward to visiting with Mike or just chatting in his yard. Mike was a very caring man, neighbor, and friend. We will think of Mike often and miss his smile and great personality. May God bless you Mike, and rest in peace.
Ken and Sandy Watson

Sarah Altee Stuckey

June 3, 2021

I will always remember Mike fondly for his friendship to my Aunt Betty - and his taste for antiques! My aunt, dad (Tom), and I ate many dinners with him and I can still taste the wonderful cakes he would make. Eventually I pestered him enough to write down his recipe for me, and ever since then he has often gifted me beautiful pieces from his plate collection and other items I proudly display in my home today. I am thankful to have many memories with him, from our simple visits at his home, to going to flea markets, and even taking a trip down Sliding Rock in NC! He will surely be missed by my family and many others.

Milton Fritschle, Jr.

June 3, 2021

Mike was a wonderful friend. He sat in front of my wife and I in church every Sunday. He was always great to talk with. He would often bring a friend to church from the Dominican Republic where he had a second residence. Mike, you will be missed but I am sure we will meet again in Heaven. Rest in peace.

Milt and Janet Fritschle

Cucho Rodriguez

June 2, 2021

Cucho Rodriguez

June 2, 2021

Back in 1980 there was a group of several Latin American students ( from Bolivia ,Venezuela , Guatemala , Dominican Republic , Ecuador , Puerto Rico ) attending school at Jacksonville University . I was one of them .
My friend Giovanni was working at a store at the mall and one day he came across a client that he described to us as “ a very cool old man“ . .... we never imagined that the
“ very cool old man “ was to become a mentor , a father figure , a great life long friend and in the case of my friend Gio , a family member and grandfather figure to his own children . Our story with Mike is full of wonderful memories . We loved Mike and Mike loved us and we will never forget him . We are now in our 60’s , we are still very good friends but we lost “old man Mike “ . We will miss him but we know he planted his seeds in our hearts and his soul and spirit will be with us forever . RIP Mike .

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY