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Obituary: Winfred Dale Henry


Winfred Dale Henry, Sr., age 99, of Nashville, Ark., passed from this earthly life to live eternal with the Lord on Friday, June 28, 2024. He was born Sept. 6, 1924, near Center Point, Ark., the son of the late Remmel McKinley Henry and Alice Yates Henry. Dale was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Marjorie, his parents, a sister, Mary Evelyn Jameson, and an infant son, Gordan Russell Henry.

After graduating from high school in Center Point, he later attended the University of Arkansas, graduating with a BSCE degree. He served 3 years in the Navy state side in WWII and 1-1/2 years in the Korean War as a naval aviator, assigned to the carrier U.S.S. Princeton, and flying missions over Korea.

After the war, as a civil engineer, he initially worked with private contractors before being employed with the Corps of Engineers. Later he went to work for the Arkansas Highway Department prior to moving to Nashville with his family in 1967 to take over his father’s business, Henry Abstract Company, until his retirement in 1987.

Dale was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nashville where he served as a deacon. He was a former president of the Rotary Club (1973-1974) and served at one time on the Howard County Memorial Hospital board. He enjoyed flying, motorcycling and music.

He is survived by three sons, Dale Henry, Jr., and wife Martha of Mason, Texas; Donald Henry and wife Dawn of Edmond, Okla., and Remmel Henry of Atlanta, Ga.; granddaughter, Hilary Kirwan of Virginia; grandsons Blake Henry of South Carolina and Douglas Henry of Texas; four great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2024, at First Baptist Church in Nashville with burial in Restland Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 30th from 6:30-8 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 339, Nashville, AR 71852.

You may send an online sympathy message to: dhenry2404@gmail.com.