Jerry Michael Henry

61 year old Jerry Michael Henry of Smithville died Thursday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He was a member of the Church of Christ; an employee of Federal Mogul; and he served in the U.S. Air Force and Vietnam. The family has chosen direct cremation. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Henry was preceded in death by his parents, J.D. and Lela Ann Eldridge Henry; a brother, Jimmy Newton Henry; two sisters, Wilma Henry Cobb and Joyce Henry; and mother-in-law, Mildred Reeder. Survivors include his wife, Doris Henry of Smithville. Four children, Joel Henry, Nancy Swoape, Jeremy Henry and Josh Beckham all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Jerica, Kaytlyn, Jared, and MaKenzy Henry, and Emily and Hannah Swoape. Three brothers, Bobby Henry and James Henry both of Sparta and Larry Henry of Smithville. One sister, Deborah Williams of Sparta. Two special friends, Robert Melton and Richard Pollard. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

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