John Henley

John Henley

John Henley, 95, of Star City, died on July 22, 2016 at Lincoln Heights Nursing Center in Star City.

He worked at a CCC Camp in Colorado before serving in the US Army during World War II in Casablanca, North Africa and Italy. He also worked in the logwoods, sawmill and retired from truck farming. He was a member of Daniel’s Chapel Church at Backgate. He could always be found working in his garden that he took great pride in. He had a passion for hunting turkey, deer, hog, squirrel and rabbit, and always had a dog or two for each occasion. He also enjoyed fishing down on the bayou or creek. Most of all, he loved his family and loved to hitch up his Red Wagon to “Old Dan” and take his grandkids for a ride.

Mr. Henley was born November 4, 1920 in Lincoln County and was the son of the late Josh and Fannie Carter Henley.

Also preceding him in death were his wife, Mary Louise McGehee Henley; three sons, Baby Johnny Henley, Morris Henley, and J.B. Henley; a daughter, Sandra Luker; three brothers, Grady Henley, Fred Henley, Dennis Henley; and five sisters, LeNora Henley Cogbill, Lottie Henley Beatty, Waidy Henley Earnest, Euris Henley Lee, LaVone Henley Robertson.

Survivors include two sons, Rodney Henley, Craig (Becky) Henley, both of Star City; three daughters, Bonnie George of Pine Bluff, Kristy Peyton, Jenny (Clay) Wynn, both of Star City; a brother, Josh “June” Henley of Star City; 16 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on July 26 at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City. Bros. Craig Henley and Charles Hoover will officiate. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on July 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.