Clarence Henry Jr.

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 25, 2011

Dec. 1, 1926 – Nov. 20, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas — Services for Clarence Henry Jr., 84, of Fort Worth, Texas, who died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Community Hospice Care in Fort Worth, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rising Sun Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson Como Funeral Home in Fort Worth.

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Visitation will be at 7 p.m. today at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Mr. Henry was born Dec. 1, 1926, the first born child of Clarence and Evelyn Henry. He was educated in the Adams County school system. He was united in holy matrimony to Vollie Johnson Henry on Feb. 25, 1966.

He confessed his faith in Jesus Christ at an early age and was baptized at Milford Missionary Baptist Church in 1939 under the leadership of the Rev. A.M. Drake. He united with Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Fort Worth under the leadership of the Rev. J.L. Nelson. He remained a loyal and faithful member and deacon under the leadership of the Rev. Kenneth Barrett until his death. His faithful and dedicated work led to Pilgrim Rest fellowship hall named in his honor, Deacon Clarence Henry’s Fellowship Hall.

Mr. Henry was a man that believed in earning a living by the sweat of his brow. He worked until retirement from Union Pacific Railroad Company and the Federal Building in Fort Worth. He was one of the union steward’s on his federal job.

Mr. Henry was preceded in death by his parents; one sister. Dorothy Mae Foster; and two brothers, Sam Henry and Albert Henry.

Survivors include a loving and devoted wife; one daughter, Phyllis and husband, Raymond, of Fort Worth; three sons, Phillip W. Henry and Anthony Pippin, both of Fort Worth, and Michael Henry and wife, Briana, of Savannah, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl Henry and wife, Yvonne, of New Orleans; two sisters, Thelma Henry Latham and Evelyn Henry Smith, both of Natchez; two sisters-in-law, Audrey Henry of Natchez and Arnita Johnson of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces, nephews, family and friends.