OBITUARY

Zachary A Henry

April 25, 1930March 31, 2013

HENRY, ZACHARY “ZACH” ADOLPHUS, SR. – age 83 of Corryton, TN, went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, while resting in his home surrounded by his loving family. Born April 25, 1930, in Stockbridge, Georgia, where he grew up, Zach was the youngest son of the late Walter Raleigh Henry, Sr. and Annie Lou Flake Henry. He received degrees in Agricultural Engineering from The University of Georgia (B.S.), Clemson University (M.S.), and North Carolina State University (Ph.D.). Zach was active in his community serving Corryton Church as a Bible Teacher and Deacon since moving to Knox County in 1961. A devoted Christian and Gideon, he was never afraid to share his faith at home or in mission opportunities abroad. A tenured Professor, Dr. Zach Henry, retired from the University of Tennessee in 1999 after 38 years on the teaching and research faculties in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department. He also served as a visiting Professor in Thailand and Japan. Additionally, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. Since 2006, he served as a Commissioner with the Luttrell Blaine Corryton Utility District. In “retirement”, Zach started his own business, the House Mountain Christmas Tree Farm, which, over the years, became a hobby of love as he donated more trees than he sold. Zach was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, four brothers, and one granddaughter. Leaving a lasting legacy, he is survived by his loving wife, Norma R. Taylor Henry and their children/spouses, Zachary A. Henry, Jr. of Leonardtown, MD; Lydia and Steve Glafenhein of Corryton, TN; Lynn and Jack Douglas Moore of Chuluota, FL; Nathan and Melissa Henry of Corryton, TN; Stephen and Suzanne Henry of Lexington, SC; and all their families including 28 grandchildren and one great-grandson. In addition, Zach is survived by three sisters, one brother, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. The family will receive friends at Corryton Church, 7615 Foster Road, Corryton, TN from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013 with a life celebration service to follow at 7:00. Graveside services with Military Honors will be 10 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2013, at Lynnhurst Cemetery, 2300 West Adair Dr, Knoxville, TN. In lieu of flowers, please help continue to celebrate Zach’s life by contributing to “International Mission Board (IMB), 3806 Monument Avenue, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA, 23230-0767” or contribute directly online - http://www.imb.org. Arrangements by Lynnhurst/Greenwood Chapel. Friends may leave their condolences at www.lynnhurstchapel.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Graveside Service Friday, April 5, 2013
REMEMBERING

Zachary A Henry

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Beth Donahue

April 5, 2013

I'm so sorry for the loss of your wonderful father. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
Love to all,
Beth Donahue

Chuck and Angela Ross

April 5, 2013

A great teacher, an even better man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family he dearly loved.

April 4, 2013

It was my good fortune to share professional interests with Dr. Zach Henry early in my career as a biological and agricultural engineer. He was always kind, encouraging, and available to help. I pray his memory will comfort you in the family at this time.
Roy Young (Six Mile, SC)

Lewis Brerwer

April 4, 2013

Dr. Henry; A kind and gentle man who honored me with his friendship. He now rests with God, who, during his lifetime he always lifted up.

Lewis Brewer

The Harless Family

April 4, 2013

Such warm and wonderful memories we have of our families growing up together... shared meals, sleep-overs, late night yard games and numerous adventures. We know this is a difficult time but may you find comfort in the embrace of all who love you.

Rick Anderson

April 4, 2013

Zach's sphere of influence is wide and I feel so fortunate to have been within it. He truly was an inspiration to me and had an enormous impact on my own spiritual life. I am certain that he had that same impact on many who are now Christ-followers at least partly because of his determination to spread the Word. I will always cherish the memory of my visits to your home and our talks of things both spiritual and personal. God Bless You!

Rocky & Wilma Stipes

April 4, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Chris Miller

April 4, 2013

Condolences on the loss of Dr. Henry. He was a fine man.

Chris Miller

April 3, 2013

I had heard of Dr. Henry when I was talking to my former band director Ron Rogers of Farragut HS in 1994 (Mr. Rogers is at William Blount HS in Maryville.) when he told me that he grew up with Dr. Henry's son. I got a chance to meet Dr. Henry at the 1999 ASAE (now ASABE)-CSAE joint meeting in Toronto at the Prayer Breakfast for ASAE. He was a fine Christian man and a leader in the field of what is now Biological Engineering. Dr. Henry will be missed.

ann viera

April 3, 2013

Dr. Henry wrote the first orchid letter I received as an engineering librarian new to academic librarianship at the UT Hodges Library in 1986. He had visited the library with his ag engineering students, as I recall. It ended with "We appreciate what you have done." I didn't know it at the time, but I would move the following year to the AG-VET MED Library on the UT Institute of Agriculture campus where Dr. Henry worked. Dr. Henry's letter was emblematic of the way UTIA faculty interact with students and support personnel and why the ag campus is a special place to work. Many thanks to Dr. Henry and his extended family.