Dr. Royce James Henry

June 17, 1918April 29, 2010

Royce James Henry, DDS, a retired dentist, passed away on April 29, 2010 at the age of 91. Born June 17, 1918 in Houma, LA, he resided in New Orleans for 70 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Marguerite Irene Lebon and their six children: Royce J. Henry, Jr. (Barbara), Dr. Dennis L. Henry (Bobbie), Craig G. Henry (Mamie), Mary Henry Kreuz (Rich) of Lafayette, LA, Keith G. Henry (MeMe), and Gerard E. Henry (Melissa); eleven grandchildren (Dennis Jr., Jim, Craig, Jr., Victoria, Katie, Colin, Marguerite, Bubba, Mary Mitchell, Stephen and Caroline) and one great granddaughter (Julia). He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Vitale Henry of Houma, LA. He is also survived by his brother Earl Henry of Houma, LA and his sister Grace Rome of Texas. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University, Loyola School of Dentistry and a Naval Lieutenant and Officer of World War II. Royce was a very avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting with his family and friends. He won many honors for his fishing knowledge and skill and always welcomed the opportunity to take others fishing. His fishing adventures with By HEK were often featured in The Times Picayune/States Item sports column, accounting for just some of the many excursions he made to the Gulf Coast waters. He was a kind and gentle man, a friend to many who enjoyed his humor and was loved by all he touched. Although he was with us for a long time, he will be greatly missed. Friends and relatives of the family are invited to attend the visitation on Sunday May 2, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy., in Metairie, LA and on Monday at Holy Name of Jesus Church, St. Charles Avenue at Audubon Park, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Hope Mausoleum on Canal Street. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Bro. Cassian Lange Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Paul’s School, P.O. Box 928, Covington, La 70434. The online memorial and guestbook is available at


  • Funeral Service Monday, May 3, 2010
  • Burial Monday, May 3, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, May 2, 2010
  • Visitation Monday, May 3, 2010

Dr. Royce James Henry

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Rebecca Blake

May 5, 2010

Craig and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you and yours on the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lawrence Caillouet

May 4, 2010

To The Henry Family:

Just a note to extend my sympathy with the passing of "Doc".

I always enjoyed visiting the Henry Family home on St. Charles many years ago with Tony Trentacoste.

Your family will remain in my prayers.


Larry Caillouet
2305 Belmont Place
Metairie, LA 70001

Dan Lodermeier

May 3, 2010

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

colleen kuebel

May 3, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you today and each day forward as you cherish the memories of Doc. Wishing each of you peace and comfort. Hugs Colleen Kuebel


May 3, 2010

To the Henry Family,

It was 45 years ago that Doc took a little skinny kid from Cambaronne St. fishing at Last Island. A few months later he took the same kid on his very first duck hunt. He taught this kid how to shoot, fish and throw a cast net.

This kid had more fun with Doc , on a Sunday morning than he would ever have again in his teen years.

His passing is going to be a sad event but no one should ever say, "what a shame." Doc was happy his whole life and he passed that good humor along. He sure made a huge impact on me in my teen years, that lasted for the rest of my life.

Some will remember him as friend, a father, a fisherman or a dentist.
In my memories , the wind is still SW 5-10. The tide is getting ready to fall and he's handing me a Mitchel Garcia with a red float and a Smoky Shrimp tail. "...just throw this out there, pop that cork and hang on my boy!"

Donna Marie Wilson

May 3, 2010

Dear Craig & Family,

Our loved ones leave spaces behind in the world that can never be filled. But they also leave behind love and light in each of us, sparks of joy and hope that live in our hearts and give strength to our souls.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Your Friends at Funeral Plans - Canada

May 3, 2010

Dear Mrs.Henry,
I was so sad to hear the news that Doc has passed away even though he will most likely be fishing with St.Peter(showing him how)! I still have the graduation gift hanging in my home that both of you gave me long ago.I had so many wonderful times either fishing,eating,hanging out at his office joking,golfing or just watching T.V. There is not a finer gentleman to have walked the earth.He had a tremendous influence in so many positive ways upon my life.I wish my boy could have fished with him.I will never forget Doc as long as I live nor the great times we had together...

Dr.Anthony Mumfrey(Beaumont,Texas)

Myrtle Mary

May 2, 2010

Irene- I am very sorry to hear this news.
Be assured of my prayers and LOVE for you and my family!!
Aunt Myrtle Mary


May 2, 2010


Ashton O'Dwyer

May 2, 2010

Dennis, Craig, Keith and Gerard: I can't tell you how distressed I was to see "Doc's" obituary yesterday evening. Some of my cousins visited me for lunch last week, amd we were talking about your Famliy, you and your Dad, and the fact that "He's over 90 years old!" I still have mental images of your Dad traipsing across the marsh (while we were stuck up to our armpits) and reeling in "the big one" (while we were untangling backlash). Each of you, your Families, and your success in life are testaments to "Doc" and part of his legacy. Please extend my respects to your Mother and your Sister. I'm confined to my home with a little piece of "jewelry" around my ankle (My, how Doctor Henry would've laughed about that!) and it is doubtful that I will get a "pass" to be with you tomorrow; but I'll be thinking of the "good times" we had in the marsh with "Doc". Sincerely, Ashton O'Dwyer, Jr.