OBITUARY

David Lynn Henry

March 7, 1942March 4, 2019
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David L. Henry, 76, was born March 7, 1942 in Nacogdoches, Texas, to George Henry and Linnie Smith Henry. He passed away on March 4, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

David attended school in Nacogdoches through 8th grade. He left school at this young age to go to work on the farm due to a need to help his family. He later continued his education while in the US Army and he became a medic during his three years of service.

After his service, he worked many jobs but the one he was most remembered for was being an electrician. He did this for over 30 years and retired from Lufkin Industries. All that knew him knew he could never actually retire, so he continued his electrical career and started his own business providing the best service around Nacogdoches and surrounding counties. Everyone knew if he did a job it was done right. He was a man of many talents other than just electrical work and could fix or do just about anything.

He had a true servant’s heart and was always just a phone call away if anyone needed something done. His dedication to do the job right the first time is what made his business successful for many years. Once he was unable to continue this work he would still go to the job site and “instruct” someone on how to do it.

Those that were closest to him knew he was a constant prankster and loved to scare people. No one was safe from that, especially his wife, whom he loved to practice on. He always enjoyed sharing a story of pranks he pulled on someone and would get so tickled that he couldn’t finish the story. He was a faithful member and servant of his church, Impact Cowboy Church of Nacogdoches. If there was an event going on, you could bet he would be there puttering around. He loved the Lord and his church family so very much and showed that through his service.

Family is what he loved most, and he showed that daily. He and Judy were blessed with 45 years of marriage and were an example of what it means to love through the good and bad times. His children were the apple of his eye, he would do anything to provide for them even through adulthood. He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed attending as many school events as possible. He was a wonderful husband, father, and Papa that loved with his whole heart. This also included his many other children that considered him their “second Daddy” through the years. And he was a true friend that had a special bond with his ICCN buddies, whom will miss him dearly.

David is survived by wife, Judy Henry of Nacogdoches; Son, John Henry and spouse, Shannon of Nacogdoches; Son, Eddie Terrill of Apple Springs; Daughter, Stasia Scott of Tatum; Daughter, Lorianne Johnson and spouse, Johnny of Orangefield; Daughter, Shantel Russell and spouse, Jeff of Gladewater; Daughter, Tressa Harper and spouse, Eddie of Nacogdoches; Daughter, Brenda Loudenslager and spouse, Bryan of Nacogdoches. As well as nineteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

David is preceded in death by Father, George Henry; Mother, Linnie Smith Henry; Brother, Edward Henry; Sister, Frances Dubose; Sister, Jo Ann Ottinger; Sister, Jesse Merle; Grandson, Chase Terrill.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Aaron Sockwell, Chance Socia, Blake Socia, David Henry, Mitchell Henry, Caleb Henry, Michael Hoffpauir, and Christopher Tapia.

Honorary Pallbearers will be special friends Bubba Kitcher, Elvin Henson, Cody Jones, Rodney Spencer, Mike Wilson, and James Hamby.

Funeral will be held at 3:00p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel officiated by Pastor Stan King. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Special graveside honor by grandson, Wade Russell.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

  • FAMILY

  • David is survived by wife, Judy Henry of Nacogdoches; Son, John Henry and spouse, Shannon of Nacogdoches; Son, Eddie Terrill of Apple Springs; Daughter, Stasia Scott of Tatum; Daughter, Lorianne Johnson and spouse, Johnny of Orangefield; Daughter, Shantel Russell and spouse, Jeff of Gladewater; Daughter, Tressa Harper and spouse, Eddie of Nacogdoches; Daughter, Brenda Loudenslager and spouse, Bryan of Nacogdoches. As well as nineteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

    David is preceded in death by Father, George Henry; Mother, Linnie Smith Henry; Brother, Edward Henry; Sister, Frances Dubose; Sister, Jo Ann Ottinger; Sister, Jesse Merle; Grandson, Chase Terrill.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Aaron Sockwell, Active Pallbearer
  • Chance Socia, Active Pallbearer
  • Blake Socia, Active Pallbearer
  • David Henry, Active Pallbearer
  • Mitchell Henry, Active Pallbearer
  • Caleb Henry, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Hoffpauir, Active Pallbearer
  • Christopher Tapia, Active Pallbearer
  • Bubba Kitcher, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Elvin Henson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cody Jones, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Rodney Spencer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Wilson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • James Hamby, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

David Lynn Henry

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Larry & Charlotte Garrett

March 6, 2019

David was the sweetest man with the biggest heart... He was a hard worker and always ready to come when he was needed.. Praying for his family during this stressful time but they know for sure they will be reunited "in the sweet by and by"

Jeff Arriola

March 5, 2019

To the family, We Love you all! I remember working with David at Lufkin Industries, With him working in the maintenance department many years ago. He would come by and work on the machines, along with many other responsibilities. To me? He was, always a serious man! Not one to play around when at work. He was more of a thinker? Stayed to himself, But he was friendly! He wasn't one that said a whole bunch? But when he did, It meant something! So, you probably needed to listen! Lol! He would always acknowledged you, and would always speak to you! Very kind, and respectable! He was just about his work, and his business at hand! A very good man! And a very good worker! You will be missed David, ...........Greatly! Lord Bless, this family in this time, and give them Peace that passes all understanding! In the Holy name of Jesus.

Tam ONeal

March 5, 2019

I'm so very sorry for the loss of Mr David, my thoughts & prayers are with y'all... Heaven got a good man, & y'all have a special angel watching over you.

Mary Love Minnix

March 5, 2019

Heaven has surely gained another angel. Mr. David was the sweetest man, ever.
My prayers go out to Ms Judy and the entire family and multitude of friends.

JIMMY AND FAYE SOCIA

March 5, 2019

We have so many memories of David. He was a friend who would come to help us any time we called. He always had a smile and a kind word to say to everyone. He was a wonderful husband, dad, and granddad to his family. We will miss you, David.

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