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Gerald W. Henry, 69, of 23rd Street, died at 11:43 a.m. October 13, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
Mr. Henry was born in Columbus, November 1, 1942, the son of Gilbert Lee Henry and Maxine Ruth Whittington Henry.
He retired from Sacoma International Inc. in Edinburgh in 2004. After retirement, he spent many enjoyable years repairing computers. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge for more than 40 years. He spent time as Past Master of his local lodge and as Past Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star. His favorite time spent was quality time with his family, especially the very young ones. He loved the couple of months he spent each winter in Ruskin, Fla., renewing those more mature family ties, eating out and flea markets.
He also enjoyed attending his Air Force reunions and lunches among good friends.
Jerry spent several years in small loan financing and several years in production management and project management.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Day Sr. officiating. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at the funeral home and from noon until service time Wednesday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Bible Church, 3010 10th St. Columbus, IN 47201 or to the very worthy Veterans House of Indianapolis.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; a son, Jerry (Anne), of North Vernon; stepsons, Bobbie (Janet) Hallgarth, of Fountaintown, Rudy (Rita) Hallgarth, of Knightstown Paul Hallgarth of Indianapolis; and a stepdaughter, Amy (Carry) Holzeard, of Indianapolis. Other survivors include his mother and step-father, Maxine and Cecil Jackson, of Columbus; a sister, Barbara (Skip) Wilkerson, of Greenwood; a half brother, Rick, of Columbus; a half sister, Kathy (Larry) Rudd, of Taylorsville; a step sister, Patty Whittington, of Morristown; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his father Gilbert; stepmother, Florence; and a cousin, Nickolas Glasson, of Cedar Key, Florida.