George M. Henry
George M. Henry of West Orange, passed away peacefully at the age of 71, Tuesday, Jan. 29. In 1959 he enlisted in the US Army and served with the 984th Engineer Company. After his stint in the military, he became a push boat captain, operating for over 35 years. He then went to work in the local shipyards, known as “Pop Henry” in the tool room. In his later years he was a part time security guard for Vessel Repair in Port Arthur.
He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles in Vinton, La., and the American Legion in Orange. Mr. Henry was a fun-loving man who enjoyed karaoke, shuffleboard, picking berries, making wine and dancing.
He will be fondly remembered by his children Anita Dowers and husband Jerry of Vidor, Tracy Henry of Dayton, Avery Henry of Port Neches, and Tammy Ballard and husband Bo of Orange; his 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Also surviving are brothers, Tommy Henry and wife Jan, and Samuel Lee Henry, both of Orange, James Henry and wife Gina of Pasadena; sister Dorothy Jean Runnels and husband Jimmy; half-sister Patsy; and Sandy Paulk will miss him dearly. Special memories will be treasured by his close friends Pat and Linda Thomas of Vidor, and Richard and Rhonda Clement of Orange.
Mr. Henry is proceeded in death by his mother Melvy Teal Paulk; father Samuel Bill Henry; son Paul Eric Henry; brother Bob Waldrep; sister Anetha Faye Krummel; step-mother Agnes Henry, and grandson Anthony (Tony) Smith.
Pall Bearers are Richard Clement, Paul Moore Sr. Cody Ballard, Elwin Ballard, Ryan McKusker, and Jeremy Young.
Funeral Services will be Friday, Feb. 1. Viewing begins at 9:00 am, and services begin at noon at Calvary Baptist Church in West Orange. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange.