OBITUARY

Walton Mitchell Henkel

May 30, 1924April 30, 2018

Walton Mitchell Henkel, 93, of Stuarts Draft passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 at his residence.

Born May 30, 1924 in Stuarts Draft, he was the son of the late Homer Lee Henkel, Sr. and Edith Izora (Mitchell) Henkel. On July 5, 1947 he married Mary Katherine Ambler, she preceded him in death on June 19, 2017.

Walton was a lifelong member of Calvary United Methodist Church and very active in the church’s food bank. He also dedicated 25 years of service to the Stuarts Draft Volunteer Fire Department. He was a U.S. Army veteran and honorably served his country in the European Theater during WWII. Walton was employed by the former E.I. DuPont Company and retired after 35 faithful years.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Elizabeth A. Henkel; great grandson, Jackson Henkel; two sisters, Phyllis M. Henkel and Hazel H. Cohron; seven brothers, Lyle L., James Marion, Harry H., Homer Lee, Jr., Charles L., William R. and Reginald G. Henkel. He is survived by his son, Donald Henkel (Darlene); daughters, Barbara H. Einecker (Don), Sarah H. Ferguson (Tom) and Angie H. Mace (Don). He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A graveside service with military honors be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery, Stuarts Draft, with the Rev. Charles Reynolds officiating. All attendees are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution in Walton’s memory to the Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, 10 Manor Road, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477, the Stuarts Draft Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 548, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477 or Calvary United Methodist Church Food Bank, 2179 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting: www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Lee Henkel, Sr. and Edith Izora (Mitchell) Henkel; wife, Mary Katherine Ambler Henkel; daughter, Elizabeth A. Henkel; great grandson, Jackson Henkel; two sisters, Phyllis M. Henkel and Hazel H. Cohron; six brothers, Lyle L., James Marion, Harry H., Homer Lee, Jr., Charles L., William R. and Reginald G. Henkel.

    He is survived by his son, Donald Henkel (Darlene); daughters, Barbara H. Einecker (Don), Sarah H. Ferguson (Tom) and Angie H. Mace (Don). He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
  • DONATIONS

  • the Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, 10 Manor Road, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477, the Stuarts Draft Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 548, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477 or Calvary United Methodist Church Food Bank, 2179 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 5, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating
REMEMBERING

Walton Mitchell Henkel

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Linda Benavitch Armentrout

May 2, 2018

Dear Sarah and Tom,

Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I also send belated words of Christian love regarding your Mama's passing last June. I am sorry to say I somehow missed the notice.
I have mailed you a note, and hope I had the correct USPS address.
Prayers of comfort and peace are lifted up for your.
Your Dad is Home! Praise the Lord!!!
We will all be reunited one day soon - He is Coming!
Love you always,
Linda Benavitch Armentrout