Robert J. Henry

Robert J. Henry, 75, passed away on March 15, 2018. Robert was born on February 11, 1943 in Jewett, TX to Jo-Betty and G.B. Anderson. Robert accepted Christ at and early age and was a member of Greater Emanuel Baptist Church in Dallas, TX and is now a member of Wesley Church of Hope U.M. Church. Robert attended public schools excelled in math and played football. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for 8 Years. He went to Flight School and became a Load Master and traveled around the world. He spent 18 months in Vietnam and received the Air Medal Award for meritorious achievement during military flights among several other awards. Upon his Honorable discharge from the Air Force he remained in Columbus, OH and was employed at the United States Postal Service and worked his way up to supervisor and retired with 32 years of service. Robert is a member of Ohio American Legion Post 465 and a Life Member of the V.F.W Post 3764 Columbus, OH.

Robert was an excellent bowler and received a ring for a 300 game. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed attending church when able and spending time with friends and family camping, boating, playing cards, and dominoes. He met and married the love of his life, Renee’ Chase-Henry in November of 1991.

Robert is preceded in death by parents, Jo-Betty and G.B. Anderson; son, Kelly Henry; in-laws, Robert and Louise Chase; and sister-in law, Bonita Chase-Wallace.

Robert is survived by wife, Renee’ Chase- Henry; daughters, Ericka (Calvin) Giles and Robinette (CaVelle) Henry; son, Todd Henry; grandchildren, Italia, Todd, Jaquan, Kylie, Devonte, Savon, Todd Jr., Eric, Raymon, Aliyah, Robert ,CaVell Jr., and Markiel; aunt and uncle, Philip and Barbara Chase, cousins, Larry (Diane) Tatum, Howard (Shirley) Anderson; good friends, James “Bro-Law” Brothers and Al Hamilton; nieces, Shelly and Veronica Flemister and Kimberly Adams; nephews, Kevin Flemister and Jason Adams;many great nieces and nephews, brother-in-laws, Lawrence Wallace and Michael Chase; and a host of cousins and friends, including Wesley U.M. Church of Hope Family and Lockbourne Dialysis Center.

Robert was a good kind respectful man, a good father and grandfather, and a loving and devoted husband, and a friend to all. He will be missed but NEVER FORGOTTEN.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Wesley Church of Hope United Methodist Church, 2935 Bulen Ave.

Interment with Military Honors at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

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Condolence Messages

  1. To the family of Robert, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Death is one of the most difficult situations we must face. At Revelation 21:4, God promises “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Titus 1:2 says “based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago.”

  2. Herb Sharfenaker USMCR/USPS :

    God Bless/RIP. A heartfelt Thank YOU, Robert for your service in The United States Air Force, serving in Vietnam as a Load Master. Also for your 32 years and Retiring at The USPS…. And Semper FI……….. “The Eagle Has Landed”.

  3. Evans Family :

    We know this is a very difficult and demanding time for you all, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. God comfort us through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer.

  4. Larry, Diana, Tiffany & Trendon Tatum :

    To my Cousins, Renee’, Ericka, Robin, Todd and the rest of my family: Let me start off by saying “I Love You!!” I remember when Robert was still in the Air Force and he would come down to Buffalo, Texas and stay a few days while he was on leave. He taught me how to play dominos. This is one memory I will always cherish. On behalf of Diana, Tiffany, Trendon and myself, God bless you and keep you in in your time of sorrow.

  5. Kimberly (Adams Family) :

    We was so sorry to hear about Uncle Bob passing. He was a great man and will always be one of the greatest men that was in my life and showed me unconditional love as a father would and I’m happy I was able to make him proud in the last year and I’m sorry I didn’t make it in time to see you. I loved hearing him tell me stories about when I was little and how I just use to cling to him and jump on him…he made me laugh so much.
    I love you Uncle Bob! I know you were welcomed with warm arms from all our loved ones. Give them all a kiss for me. I will remember you always <3

  6. Kemba Days Yancey :

    Ericka, Todd and Robin, I am so very sorry to hear of your dear father’s passing. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

  7. Howard E. Anderson, Sr. :

    To the family of cousin Robert Henry:

    You have our deepest sympathy and prayers.
    I will always remember Robert. We spent time together growing in Jewett and Dallas. Renee may God bless you as well as Erica, Robinett, Todd, the grand and great grandchildren.

    Howard and Shirley Anderson

  8. I’m saddened to hear of Mr Henry’s passing. I had fun years ago bowling with him and playing cards with him. He was such fun and a good man! My condolences to Ericka, Todd and Robin and the rest of the family! God Bless!

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