Marvin Eugene ‘Gene’ Henry | review review

Marvin Eugene “Gene” Henry, 85, of Jamestown died on Friday August 5, 2022 in Lebanese waters.

Gene was born January 18, 1937 at home in rural Jamestown, the son of the late Horace and Carrie (Frazier) Henry. He married Sue Ann Davidson on August 26, 1956. She predeceased him on October 18, 2021.

Gene graduated from Jamestown High School in Jackson Township with the class of 1955. He worked for Raybestos Manhattan in Crawfordsville for 43 years, before retiring in 1999 as director of the sample department, making prototypes before they are sent to production. Gene was also a part-time farmer.

He was a staunch member of the Advance Community Christian Church, where he was a founding member and served as an elder, administrator and Sunday School teacher and was involved in the Men’s Fellowship. Gene was also a board member of the Western Boone School for several years and a founding member of the Western Boone Band Boosters. He has also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.

Survivors include his sons, Roger (Lisa Beesley) Henry of Jamestown and Brian (Jennifer Dunn) Henry of Thorntown; brothers, James (Mary) Henry of Brownsburg and Keith Edward Henry of Jamestown; Sister Carolyn Everett of Lebanon; grandchildren, Casey (Marc) Williams, Kyle (Courtney Mustin) Henry, Jason (Morgan Lefler) Henry and Brooke Henry; and great-grandchildren, Owen Henry, Levi Williams and Andrew Williams.

In addition to his parents and beloved wife of 65 years, Gene was predeceased by his sister-in-law Susan Henry and brother-in-law Aaron Everett.

Family and friends will gather from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 10 for a visitation at Advance Community Christian Church, 305 State Road 75, Advance. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 11 at the church, with Pastor Steve Vitaniemi officiating. Gene will be buried in Old Union Cemetery in Jamestown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Advance Community Christian Church or Rock Steady Boxing at Witham Memorial Hospital.

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