Frederick Harold McHenry, Jr.

Born: Sat., Aug. 9, 1930
Died: Tue., Apr. 3, 2012


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 09, 2012
Location: Dean W. Kriner, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 30 Two and A Half Street, Benton, PA 17814

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Apr. 09, 2012
Location: Dean W. Kriner, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 30 Two and A Half Street, Benton, PA 17814

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Frederick  H. “Sonny”  McHenry, Jr.,   age 81,  317 Pecan Tree Drive, Montgomery, Ala.  36109,  died Tuesday evening, April 3, 2012, at the Baptist Medical Center South, Montgomery. He was in failing health for the past year.

Born, August 9, 1930, on the family farm near Town Hill, Huntington Township, Luzerne County, he was the son of the late F. Harold, Sr.  and  Ruth E. (Franklin) McHenry.  He resided in the Town Hill area until moving to Montgomery in 1972.

Sonny was a 1948 graduate of the former Huntington Mills High School  and in 1969 he received an associate degree from Penn State University, Wilkes-Barre campus.

He worked  with his father on the 130 acre family farm until 1959 when his father retired and a portion of the farm was sold  to create Lake Pine Crest. Sonny  was then employed  as a shipping foreman at Milco Industries, Bloomsburg until 1969 when he accepted a position as an accountant at Irem Temple Country Club,  Dallas,  where he worked until moving to Montgomery in 1972.

In Montgomery, he was employed by the Price Apothecary at Jackson Hospital as a bookkeeper and delivery person from 1973 until he retired in 1997.

His first love was his personal relationship with his Savior, Jesus Christ. He read the Bible several times from beginning to end and always found something new. His love for his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was beyond compare and he always took interest in their daily activities.

Sonny was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church, Montgomery. As a youth, he was baptized into membership at the Cambra Christian Church and later was an active member of the Stillwater Christian Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher and youth group leader from 1966 to 1972.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Mae I. Lechleitner on April 10, 2008 and Marion McHenry who died at age three; and a son-in-law, Edward S. Maggard on Nov. 5, 1994.

Surviving are his wife, the former P. Jane Robbins, a native of Bloomsburg, with whom he celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary on June 2, 2011; four daughters:  Jill A., wife of Dean W. Kriner, Bloomsburg; Tracey L. Maggard, Prattville, Ala..; Karen K., wife of William Whaley and Tami J. McHenry and her companion, Ricky Nixon, all of Montgomery; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Kathleen “Kit” Bonham Wagner, (Register) Stillwater.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2 p. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Benton, with the Rev. Jay E. Jones, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomsburg officiating. Interment in Scott Cemetery, Waterton.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 1-2 p. m.

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Tami McHenry
   Posted Thu April 05, 2012
R.I.P. daddy. I love and miss you!!!

   Posted Thu April 05, 2012
Hmmm...where to start. I am so blessed and honored to have become a member of the McHenry family 6 years ago. Tami, Mom, and Pop have always loved me like their own and I will be eternally grateful to have spent the time I did laughing and visiting with Pop over the years. He always made me smile and never let me get away without a hug, kiss, and an "I love you." Life is precious and I take comfort in knowing that he is resting in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Rest in peace, Pop...we will miss you!

Your Daughter Candi <3

   Posted Thu April 05, 2012
My friend, "Pop McHenry", has his crown for he is now resting in the presence of the Almighty Jesus Christ, whom he loved.
I'll never forget our time together. To my sister Jane, his sweet, devoted and loving wife, whom he loved very much and didn't mind sharing it and to his beautiful and devoted daughter, Tami, he was extremely proud of you and loved you very much. God bless you and keep you during this time. Don't forget what I told you: Cast your cares on Jesus, for He cares for you. My prayers are with the entire family. May God give you His peace and comfort.

Lovingly yours,
"Mama Marge"

Gary L. Varner
   Posted Sun April 08, 2012
My deepest sympathy at the loss of Mr. McHenry. He was a fixture at the drugstore at Jackson Hospital and was known by all of the Emergency Medical Services personnel throughout the decades he worked there. He always had a kind word, a smile and a nice thought for all of us. He is one of those characters that people meet in their daily lives that makes our lives much richer for his being there. Over the years at Haynes Ambulance we came to know and look forward to seeing him. Your family members are in my heart and prayers in this time of loss.

Gary L. Varner, MPH, NRP, CCP
Senior Instructor / Epidemiologist
Department of EMS Education
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL

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