- Local Guide
Robert F. Henry, 90, of Lima, died at 11:49 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Lima to Lois (Carolus) and George Henry, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 10, 1943, he married Anna Louise Shockey, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, John Ellsworth (Anna) Henry, of Marietta; a grandson, Robert John Franklin Henry, of Marietta; a sister, Kathryn Bice, of Cridersville, and a sister-in-law, Freda Henry, of Lima.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John Henry.
Mr. Henry graduated from Cridersville High School and Michigan State University. He had been a mechanical engineer at Clark Equipment Company for 39 years.
He was a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, flying 32 missions, receiving four Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts as a tail gunner.
He attended Shawnee United Methodist Church and was a member of B.P.O.E. Lima Lodge 54, Eagles Lodge Aerie 691, American Legion Post 96 and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, with the Rev. Terry Davy officiating. The cremated remains will be buried in Shawnee Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Military rites will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 1275 at the funeral home.
Memorial contribution may be given to the Y.M.C.A., the Lima Senior Citizens or the Shawnee Fire Department.