Charles Max Henry

April 20, 1930January 28, 2014
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Charles Max Henry, US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Retired, 83, of Liberty passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at his home.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Liberty officiated by Rev. Sandra Ireson; burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday evening from 4 until 6p.m. at the funeral home.

Max was born in Statesville N.C. to the late Forest Thomas Henry and Mabel Frazier Henry Lane and was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jean Willard Henry; son, Gary Henry and sister, Betty Lee Henry.

Max grew up in Staley NC and joined the USAF in 1947. After returning from Korea he met and married Jean Willard in 1951. Together they traveled to Biggs AFB (TX), Beale AFB (CA), Myrtle Beach AFB (SC) Mountain Home AFB (ID) and Shaw AFB (SC). Max was also stationed in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. Over the years Max and Jean met and made many lasting friendships across the country.

After retiring Max, Jean and family made their home in Liberty, NC. His 2nd career included work as a contractor, a farmer, hunter and fisherman. He and Jean made many trips to Colorado, Idaho, and Alaska several times taking along their grandchildren. Some of his favorite trips included Caribou hunting in Canada and sitting around the woodstove with his buddies after a day of hunting in the mountains of Colorado.

Surviving are his daughters, Barbara “Bobbie” Fogleman and husband, Roger of Idaho and Cheryl Routh of Staley; grandchildren, Wesley Fogleman, Daniel Fogleman and wife, Samantha, Mikayla Routh and Mary Routh; great-grandchildren, Abigail Fogleman, Jack Fogleman, Blaine Fogleman, Meadow Fogleman, Courtney Fogleman, Charles Fogleman, and Autumn Fogleman.

Because of Max’s love for his animals in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Happy Hills Animal Foundation.

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Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty is honored to serve the Henry family.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 2, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2014

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February 9, 2014

Max and Doris Baldwin

February 4, 2014

We extend sympathy to each family member in the death of your dear father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather. We trust your faith, good memories, and the love and support of each other and friends will all be sources of comfort as you grieve.
I have just viewed the pictures and I know he was a proud father and grandfather. Also, was so pleased to see pictures of the Frazier cousins.
Max's mother and my father were first cousins. A few years ago Max was so kind to help me fill in many blanks in my Frazier genealogy.
Thoughts, prayers and blessings,

Pam Isley

February 4, 2014

Sorry for your loss

Kim King

February 3, 2014

Cheryl and family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He was a very special person and will missed by many. I learned so much more about him during his service and his funeral procession was unlike anything I have ever witnessed. I am so proude to have known him and will miss him at church. Please know you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Crystal Parker

February 3, 2014

I was driving through Liberty when Mr. Henry's funeral procession passed. It was one of the most incredible sights I have ever seen. My son and I sat in silence. What a wonderful tribute.

Orville & Linda Thomsen

February 2, 2014

Barb, so sorry about your loss. Although we learn at a fairly early age that our parents will pass someday, it is never easy when that time comes. Please know that you're in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing all the pictures. That was really nice.

cindy staley

February 2, 2014

may you rest in peace max with your beloved two were the best friend anyone could ask for.i will treasure all the memories of all the holidays and summer cook-outs we were family to us and grandparents to our kids...will miss you's both so much and we love you dearly..cindy and ron.

Joyce Simoes

February 1, 2014

Mr. Henry, You were a great neighbor and friend. We will miss seeing you working in your yard. I take comfort in knowing you have joined your wife in heaven by the Crystal Sea. My prayers are with your family.

Courtney Ann Fogleman

January 31, 2014

PaPa... I love you. I always enjoyed seeing you every holiday. I miss you and Nana both. I will always remember you and nana in my heart. Love you tons

Jack Henry Fogleman

January 31, 2014

PaPa....I will always love you and miss you. Wish you were still here with us. You were the best great grandpa I had. Love you forever.