Lawrence J. Henry

November 2, 2011

Lawrence “Larry” J. Henry 86, of Frankfort, IN, died at 7:40 a.m. November 2, 2011 following an extended illness. Born February 3, 1925 in Reading, PA to the late James A. & Alice (Turner) Henry. He married Mary Evelyn Gearheart on June 2, 1950 in Frankfort and she survives. Mr. Henry graduated from high school in Reading, PA, was a Purdue University graduate with a degree in electrical engineering and had his Professional Engineering License. A veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII he served in the Pacific. He worked for Allison’s in Indianapolis, Delco Electronics in Kokomo and retired from there. He then worked for Jacobs Engineering in Indianapolis, and retired again. He was city engineer for the City of Frankfort for 4 years under Mayor Harold Woodruff. Mr. Henry was Frankfort City Councilman for 2 terms, was on the Frankfort Utility Board, Friends of the Frankfort Library Board for several years. A longtime and active member of the Frankfort Lions Club, he was State Chairman of Indiana Lions for Leader Dogs, on the advisory board for Leader Dogs in Rochester, Michigan, recipient of the Melvin Jones Award and 5 Presidential Commendation Awards and was past District Governor. A member of the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, he formerly served as elder and deacon.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, November 6th from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home with a Lions Memorial Service at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be directed to Lions Club Leader Dogs, Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church or Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

Wife: Mary Henry of Frankfort Daughter: Lora L. Henry of Brownsburg, IN 5 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Anna Marie Wallace in 2009, Kathleen Victory Henry in 1958 and a son, Andrew Lawrence Henry in 1992.


4 Condolences for “Lawrence J. Henry”

  1. James H. Brown PDG November 3, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Mary our prayers and thought are with you and your family. Larry was not only a Great Lion for Indiana but for all who knew him. His contribution to his service will long lasting.
    Jim Brown

  2. Beth and Ben Wright November 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Your Dad sounds like a wonderful person, and I know you will all miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Glenn & Joy Johnston November 3, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Mary and Family: We were so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing, but know he is in a much better place now, without any pain and suffering. We will hold such fond memories of the time we all spent in Leader Dog and the close bond we had. If we were in Indiana, we’d definitely be at the service, but we’re in Florida for the winter. Wanted to convey our condolences and our prayers.
    Glenn & Joy Johnston

  4. Greg Timmons November 4, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Mary: My thoughts and prayers are with you, Lora and the boys. My God lay his hands upon you and help guide you thru this like he has the last few years. God Bless!

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