Joseph F. Henry age 91, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 10:17 A.M. on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Joseph was born June 15, 1922 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Harry & Mary (Didier) Henry.
Joseph is survived by his children, Deborah & Terry Ferguson of St. Marys, Diane & Leo Dunlap of Greenville, Joe & Sharon Henry of Versailles, Jeff & Robin Henry of Versailles, Brad & Penny Henry of Yorkshire, Bruce & Brenda Henry of Versailles and Brian Henry of Versailles; grandchildren, Danielle (Bill) Richardson, Denise (Bill) Rush, Deanna (Matt) Hoffman, Lori (Rob) Godown, John Dunlap, Abby (Joe) Stanger, Charlie (Beth) Henry, Anton Henry, Kristi (Jason) Gibson, Craig (Leann) Henry, Todd (Lindsey) Henry, Melissa Martino, Jeremy Henry, Justin Henry, Mindy Henry, Ashley Henry, Jordan Henry, Nathan Henry and Tyler Henry; great-grandchildren, Megan Richardson, Christopher Richardson, Alexis Rush, Billy Rush, Matthew Rush, Miles Hoffman, Logan Hoffman, Jared Godown, Jenna Godown, Jasen Godown, Maranda Dunlap, Brianna Dunlap, Alivia Dunlap, Cynthia Dunlap, Zoe Stanger, Sophia Stanger, Cale Henry, Samuel Henry, Keegan Gibson, Conner Gibson, Owen Gibson, Ashlyn Gibson, Lydia Henry and Kyleigh Paul; brothers, twin Alfred Henry of Versailles and Paul Henry of Versailles; sister, Bertha Bryan of Piqua; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Joseph is also preceded in death by his wife, Dolores (Dapore) Henry on October 14, 2005 whom he married June 13, 1946; brothers, Louis, John and James Henry; and sisters, Elizabeth Couchot, Magdalene Kley, Josephine Saintignon, Florence Bashore and Dorothy Zimmerman.
Joseph served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Joseph was a retired Dairy Farmer. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, life member of the Versailles Knights of Columbus, member of the Disabled Veterans, member of Versailles Vets Club, former member of the Versailles School Board and former 4-H advisor.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant and Rev. Fr. Carl Subler con celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with Military graveside services conducted by the Versailles Veteran's Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A prayer service will be held at 7:45 P.M. on Monday at the funeral home conducted by the Versailles Knights of Columbus. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Veteran's Honor Guard.