OBITUARY

William Larimore Henley

February 19, 1927August 6, 2019
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William Larimore Henley, 92, resident of Marietta, Georgia passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Born in Cordell, Oklahoma to Ralph and Etoile Henley, the family moved to Nashville when Lari was four years old. He grew up there, attending David Lipscomb Academy from third grade through graduation from high school. Nashville was home until he attended Tennessee Polytechnic Institute for a year prior to his 1944 enlistment in the Navy.

He became an electronics technician while in the service, and after his tour of duty, Lari returned to Tennessee Polytech, graduating with a degree in electrical engineering. It was during his return to TPI that he met his wife, Lunelle.

They married in 1951 and moved to Fort Campbell, TN where Lari worked as a radio announcer and station manager for the Armed Forces Radio Unit. Soon after starting a family, he began working as a professional electrical engineer, moving to Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and finally Georgia in 1967. In later years, he retired from government service as a tax examiner.

He and Lunelle were members of North Atlanta Church of Christ since 1967, and especially enjoyed their life group on Sunday nights and the Seniors Wednesday morning bible class and luncheons. As a teenager, Lari enjoyed performing as a ventriloquist. Renewing his interest during his retirement years, he entertained occasionally at church functions, and traveled to attend ventriloquist conventions. He also enjoyed singing and playing the ukulele.

Mr. Henley is preceded in death by his wife, Lunelle Clark Henley, as well as brothers Richard Burton Henley, and Donald Caperton Henley.

In addition to his children Ralph D. Henley (Karyn), Larimore Henley, Jr., and Janise Phillips (Eddie), Mr. Henley is survived by grandchildren Raygan Henley (Chie), Heath Henley (Gunnhild), Devin Phillips(Christina), and Wesley Phillips (Grace), as well as six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Roswell Funeral Home on August 10, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 950 Mansell Rd. Roswell, Georgia, 30076. Graveside service and burial will be at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, www.stjude.org.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, August 12, 2019

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Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery & Mausoleum

August 8, 2019

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Henley Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

Steven Henley

August 8, 2019

We pray that God's grace will comfort you in this time of sorrow. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Our love to you all,
Steve, Debbie, and Joyce Henley

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