Henry McCagier LAVENDER
March 3, 1945 – November 4, 2019
Henry M. Lavender, took his final ride to the gates of heaven where he was greeted by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He passed away on Monday November 4, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Henry was born March 3rd, 1945 in Jacksonville, FL. In 1963 he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in the 1st Cav. in Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam he served as a Florida State Trooper and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from UCF in 1974. Shortly thereafter he became a Richmond City Police Officer until his retirement in 2001. Henry was a Charter Member of the Blue Knights (Chapter 3), Charter Member of the Vultures, and the Virginia Fraternal Order of Police. His greatest passion in recent years was his church and his personal relationship with God. Henry was an involved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his adoring daughter Kimberly Lavender Doyle (John Doyle), Granddaughters Olivia Defibaugh (Drew Defibaugh), and Savanna Doyle, Grandson Jackson Doyle, Great-Grandson Carter Defibaugh,, soon to be Great Granddaughter Adeline Defibaugh, two sisters Patricia Loveday, Shirley Parks (Ed Parks), his beloved longtime girlfriend and companion Janice Johnson, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Family will be accepting friends for visitation from 6pm to 8pm Thursday November 7th at Woody’s Funeral Home 1020 Hugenot Rd. Midlothian, VA. 23113. There will be a service at 9am at Hyles Baptist Church 7220 Courthouse Rd. Chesterfield, VA. 23832 with burial following at Sunset Memorial Park 2901 W. Hundred Rd. Chester, VA.
- Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, November 8, 2019