Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:39 AM
ADA - Harold W. Henry, 75, died on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at 5 a.m., at Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was born on Dec. 6, 1937, in Bluffton, Ohio, to the late Leonard H. and Flossie L. (Hartman) Henry. On June 2, 1957, he married Clarice M. Jump who survives in Ada.
Harold was a 1955 graduate of Ada High School and a lifelong member of the Bethel Church of Christ. He was a retired farmer, co-owner of the B&H Garage and the Sohio Station, in Ada, and he previously worked at Excello in Bluffton.
Harold will be remembered for his good sense of humor and always helping others. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, racing cars and motorcycles along with farming and fishing with his son. He had his pilot's license and was a State of Ohio Motorcycle Champion in the 1960's. He enjoyed vacationing in Florida.
Harold is survived by three daughters, Rhonda (Lon) Chaney, of Colfax, N.C., Janice (David) Michel, of West Liberty, and Nancy (Brian) Lucas, of Ada; a son, Jim (Kelly) Henry, of Ada; seven grandchildren, Jay Henry, Nicole Lucas, Kristin (John) Duta, Jon Henry, Jennifer (Trey) Richardson, Steven Chaney and Bailey Henry; six great-grandchildren, Kylie, Carmela, Levi, Zoey, Easton and Kamryn; one sister, Twila (Robert) Wagner; a brother, Delbert (JoAnn) Henry; and a brother-in-law, Robert Daft, all of Ada; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four grandchildren, Kelly, Joshua, Jedd and Matthew; and a sister, Edith Daft.
A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Bethel Church of Christ, 4014 County Road 304, Ada, with Minister Brandon Mayden officiating. Burial will be in Dola Cemetery, Dola. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
Memorial contributions can be made to Bethel Church of Christ, Ada.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com.