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Sam Henry

Sam Henry

Saturday, December 3rd, 1949 - Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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Obituary

SAM HENRY affectionately known as “Papa” was born December 3, 1949 to the late Cora Tarlton-Henry and Bobby Henry Sr. in Frost, Texas. Sam was one of ten siblings. He completed his education from Dawson High School in 1968 and attended Navarro College where he studied Electronics Engineering. Sam joined Job Corps and he was later drafted into the United States Army.

Sam was a true believer in hard work and he had a passion for serving. He devoted 29 years (and 6 months) of service to the United States Army as Command Sergeant Major (E9) and later retired from the military in 1997. His hard work and dedicated service is the recipient of many merit awards including the Legions of Merit Award under former President Bill Clinton, as well as commendation awards for his tour duties from the President of Japan Self Defense Forces Veterans Association. Sam worked hard maintaining peace and security as Command Sergeant Major in the Korean, Gulf, and Vietnam Wars. In addition, his numerous tour duties in Saudi Arabia, Panama, Korea, Germany and Japan attests to his steadfast dedication to his country.

His spiritual life began at an early age when he accepted Christ as his Savior. In the year of 2000, Sam was united in holy matrimony to Maxine D. Hershel. He worked even harder after his retirement from the military to maintain peace and security for his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He found pleasure spending quality time with family. His love for his children was shown as he taught them how to love and honor God. He went out of his way to help others at any time. Sam was great with his hands. Therefore, he was coined the family’s mechanic. In his leisure time, he truly enjoyed the great outdoors especially fishing with his son and son-in-law. At home, he loved watching old reruns of “Sanford and Sons”, “Good Times”, ”The Jefferson’s”, and westerns. His belly laugh was so contagious to the point that it made everyone around him laugh.

He was called to rest on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Waxahachie, Texas. He leaves to cherish his loving memories: his devoted and loving wife Maxine; his five children: Aretha (Terry), Clay (Andrea), Tamika (Mario), Shika (Shawn), Gregory, and Saundra; eleven (11) grandchildren, fifteen (15) great grandchildren; five brothers, Billy, David, Ossie, Jessie, and Bobby; four sisters, Mary, Laruth, Christine and Cherry (deceased) and a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, extended family members, and a multitude of dear friends.
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Service Details

  • Private Breakfast Prepass for Family

    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 | 9:00am
    When
    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 9:00am
    Location
    First Assembly of Waxahachie
    Address
    701 US 287 Bypass
    waxahachie, TX 75165
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    First Assembly of Waxahachie
    Address
    701 US 287 Bypass
    waxahachie, TX 75165
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Dallas – Ft. Worth National Cemetery
    Address
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    Dallas, TX 75211
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Larry and Shirley Shaw

Posted at 11:19am
To the Henry family, sorry to here of yr loss . The Shaw family send our condolences
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