OBITUARY

Gordon S McHenry

August 3, 1926April 2, 2019

Dr. Gordon Spencer McHenry, 92, died Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at home. Visitation will be from 9:00am to 11:00am on Friday April 5, 2019 at Parkway Funeral Home followed by an 11:00am Chapel service. Burial will be in Parkway Memorial Cemetery, 1161 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157. Dr. McHenry was born August 3, 1926 at McHenry, Mississippi, the youngest child of the late Floyd Whitaker and Hazel Benton McHenry. His paternal grandparents, Dr. George Austin and Una Whitaker McHenry, were the founders of the town of McHenry. Maternal grandparents were Joseph Henry and Mary Eunice Jones Benton of Madison and Yazoo counties, Mississippi. Preceding him in death were his brothers, Harold, Wayne, Jack, and George McHenry, and his sister, Dolores McHenry Mauldin. Mildred Lucille Herlong of Pattison, Mississippi became his wife on August 31,1952, at Central Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi. He is survived by Mildred and by his daughters and their husbands, Cille (Steve) Litchfield, Ivery (Jimmy) Wood and Judy (Bob) Russell, all of Madison, Mississippi. His grandchildren are Chris and Anna Russell of Seattle, Washington, Jordan (Jessica) Wood of Madison, Mississippi, and Emily Wood (Joel) Ainsworth of Hanahan, South Carolina, and by great granddaughters Parker Abigail Wood, Charlotte Layla Ainsworth, and Olivia Hunter Ainsworth, and great grandson, Henry James Wood, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dr. McHenry spent his early years in the schools of Stone County and graduated from Perkinston High School. After graduation, he served two years in the United States Army during World War II, stationed in the Philippines and Japan. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi, received his medical degree from Tulane University in 1954, and completed his general internship at the Macon Hospital in Macon, Georgia. Wiggins Clinic, now a division of Hattiesburg Clinic, was his place of Family Practice for thirty-seven years. After retirement from Wiggins Clinic in 1991, he continued his work for the next two years at Stone County Hospital and Pine Grove Center in Hattiesburg. Professional memberships included the American and Mississippi State Medical Associations. He was a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Practice. Local activities in Wiggins included serving from 1967 to 2000 as a Director of the Bank of Wiggins. He served as a member of the Stone County Economic Foundation which awarded him the honor of “Citizen of the Year” for the year 1997-1998 for his efforts passing a school bond initiative Gordon and his wife, Mildred, were active members of First Baptist Church of Wiggins where he served as a Deacon. They both served on numerous committees in the church. In 2000, they moved to Madison, Mississippi to be near their daughters and their families. In Madison, they were members of the Parkway Hills United Methodist Church. The family wishes to thank St. Joseph Hospice and our Home Instead caregivers for their loving care during Dr. Mc’s final days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the “Bunk Bed Ministry” at Parkway Hills United Methodist Church, P.O. BOX 1721, MADISON, MS 39130-1712.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Vic Watts
  • Joseph Cliburn
  • James Wood
  • Jordan Wood
  • Robert Russell
  • Chris Russell
  • Steve Litchfield

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Gordon S McHenry

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Lee Ann Lott Avin

April 20, 2019

My first clear memory of Dr. McHenry was when I had pneumonia several months prior to starting 1st grade. He tried to take a chest x-ray. Mama could not come in as she was very pregnant. I remember backing into a corner and screaming. He calmly talked to me. He said I have a little girl your age, she will be in your class when you start school. She was for 12 years. He finally calmed me enough to get the x-ray. It is just the way he was. Always a kind word, helpful suggestion, encouragement and a sweet welcoming smile.

Kendra Stamps

April 10, 2019

I’m so blessed to have met your dad, he had such a warm spirit and kind heart. It was a pleasure to be his caregiver. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers for Mrs. Mildred and his daughters.

Beth Curvin Moffett

April 8, 2019

Dr. McHenry was such a part of families lives for many years. His calm manner could make you feel better before he even prescribed medication. At age 43 my dad, Jack Curvin, suffered a heart attack. Dr. McHenry took excellent care of him. He sent him to Baptist Hospital in Jackson where he had a triple bypass. Because of his loving care, daddy lived 25 more years. For that alone, he received my love and admiration. When daddy died, Dr. Mchenry called from Madison to offer his condolences and share memories.
He never hesitated to send you to a specialist when he felt like it was out of his league. Nor did he ever hesitate to answer a late-night call. Dr. Mc may have been a family physician. However, his expertise was far more than that. But I think it was his caring and concern for his patients that made him the great doctor that he was.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you mourn the loss of this great man and doctor.

Tammy Pelto

April 4, 2019

I’ll never forget when I was a kid and saw Dr Mc or Dr Campbell when I was sick they always made me feel better. And it was like coming home when I was hired at the clinic 30 years ago . I didn’t know anything but they taught me . Best teachers in the world! I loved Dr Mc ! Dr Mc was a great Dr and man! He is now with the greatest physician of all though waiting on all of us. I’m sorry I’m not going to be able to come to the service but my prayers are with you all ! Love you Mrs Millie,Dr Judy ,Dr Bob and rest of family!

Donnie Sims

April 3, 2019

Dr. Mc was a great doctor as well as a great man. He treated my whole family and supported me when I worked at the hospital/clinic. I loved him and his family and I am praying for their comfort in this time of grief. I remember how hard he laughed when Jean Burnham ask him for an antibiotic shot for the boil on her back side. I told him to make it a broad spectrum Antibiotic. So long Dr. Mc, going to miss you.

La Juan Lott Cobb

April 3, 2019

He touched so many people in Stone County. Prayers for your family. May God bless all of you

Judy Taylor-Hill

April 2, 2019

Dr. Mc was my Dr. As long as he was at Wiggins. I loved him very much. I have had him on my heart since he left our clinic. God Bless Mildred and allyou children. ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

Christa Tanner-Seal

April 2, 2019

Dr. McHenry was such an asset to the people of Stone County. He was such a caring doctor and person. Loved him and Millie. Dr. Mac and Dr. Campbell were both my doctors when I was growing up and Dr. Mac delivered my first child back in 1969. I’m sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed.

John Garner

April 2, 2019

Dr. McHenry was our family Dr. Back in the 50'S and 60'S he was a great Doctor and family friend. That was when Dr's made house calls.
Rest in peace Dr. McHenry

Ronald Sims

April 2, 2019

The Sims family worked with him at the old Stone County Hospital for several years. Mom, Ronnie and Donnie enjoyed spending time with him and will cherish the memories always! He was a great Doctor and many of the community loved him.

FROM THE FAMILY