Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. service at the Apple Creek United Methodist Church, 269 W. Main St., Apple Creek on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 with Rev. Kenn Curren officiating. Burial will follow at the Apple Creek Cemetery. A lunch will be served at the church afterwards, and the family invites friends and family to come and share their favorite ‘Jim’ stories.
Jim was born December 24, 1926 in Wauseon, Ohio. He was the son of Martin J and Eitha Henry. He graduated from Chesterfield Dover High School, and then served in the Army Signal Corp from 19045 to 1946. While in the army, he served along the Alaska Highway in Canada. Jim received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio State University and Master’s Degree from University of Missouri.
Jim worked for 37 years for the Ohio State University, mainly in Wooster with the OARDC Agricultural Engineering Department, doing various agricultural engineering research projects. He carried organic gardening and sustainable energy conservation practices into his personal life. He was an avid recycler.
Jim and wife, Eva, have been active members of ACUMC since 1961. They have appreciated the worship and fellowship with members and pastors over the years. Jim served on several committees, as financial secretary for many years, and currently serving on the Administrative Council.
Hobbies over the years included photography, birding, and aviation, including the building, flying and rebuilding radio-controlled model airplanes. He was an active member of the Wayne County Radio-Controlled Club. He and Eva enjoyed traveling, especially in the Caribbean. They also traveled around the US with their children and to quote Jim “We loved traveling to visit kids, grandkids, and great grandkids in Texas, Florida and Ohio”.
Jim is survived by his wife of 61 years; children Judy Waybright, Elaine Webster, Ruth Bowers, and Linda Ferrone, all of whom live in Texas and Florida. There are 10 grandchildren and also great-grandchildren. He is survived by brother and sister, Ramon Henry of Prescott, Wisconsin and Florence Trueblood of Chicago. He is pre-deceased by parents and siblings Edward Henry, Willard Henry, Mary Langhorst and Carol Armstrong.
Jim was as honest and sincere of a person as you could ever meet. He had a strong sense of loyalty to whatever he was involved in, and will be terribly missed by family and friends.
Donations in honor of Jim may be sent to the Apple Creek United Methodist Church or LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
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