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Rubin Henry, Sr.

Obituary for Rubin Henry, Sr.

February 9, 1937 - December 16, 2018
Elyria, Ohio | Age 81

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Veteran


Rubin Henry, Sr., 81, of Elyria passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Life Care of Elyria following a lengthy illness. He was born February 9, 1937 in Helena, Arkansas.
Rubin proudly served his county in the United States Army from 1963-65. He was employed for 37 ½ years at General Motors, Parma Plant. He was a faithful member of the Kingdome Hall of Jehovah's Witness Elyria West Congregation, being baptized on March 11, 1972.
He was a family man with strong convictions and spiritual beliefs. He was not judgmental but based his words of wisdom from the Bible. His focus was also on his children serving Jehovah...even in his last days his focused on his children being within him in the New System. He also had a good sense of humor and a wit that was unmatched. Though he had no legal middle name, those close to him nicknamed him Bud. He willingly and loving shared his life experiences with his children and grandchildren to nurture them to make positive and healthy choices. His one pet peeve was that none of his children could go outside without shoes because when he was a child, he never had shoes to wear.
Mr. Henry is survived by his wife Esther (nee Vineyard); children Dwayne Henry, Cheryl Carter, Charlotte Johnson (Michael), Rubin Henry, Jr., Christopher Henry, Kalvin Henry (Tera), Pam Henry, Tanya White (Adam) and Darick Henry; eighteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Will D. and Druada (nee White); his brothers David Henry, Earl Henry, Calvin Henry; sisters LuCinda Chaney, Velma Henry, Toyann Smith; and grandson, Dana Henry.
Friends may call noon – 1pm Saturday, December 22 at the Kingdom Hall, 39099 Chestnut Ridge Road, Elyria. Funeral service will follow at 1pm. Jimmie Reynolds will officiate. Private inurnment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral Home, Elyria.

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