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Gale Ray Henry

Gale Ray Henry, age 74, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday,  April 19, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.

Mr. Henry was born October 10, 1944 in Mena, Arkansas to the late William “Bill” Henry and Olive Burgess Henry and was happily married for 53 years to Sally Henry.  He retired after 36 years from U. S. Motors.  For many years prior to working at U. S. Motors, he worked with his father, brothers and nephews running Henry’s Logging.  Gale loved to work, even in his spare time.  He was a friend to everyone he met and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.  He will be dearly missed by all.

Survivors are his wife, Sally Henry of the home; children:  Danny Ray Henry and wife Lisa of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Gregg Henry and wife Tammy of Mena, Arkansas, Shane Henry and wife Loretta of Mena, Arkansas’ grandchildren:  Aaron Henry of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Nikki Henry of Bentonville, Arkansas, Dylan Blaylock of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Lauren Gage and husband Devin of Mena, Arkansas, Christopher Henry and Fiancé Kristin Mayo of Mena, Arkansas, Dillion Gage and wife Charli of Mena, Arkansas, Derrick Gage of Mena, Arkansas, Shawna and Israel Garcia of Mexico, Ashley Hernandez of Mena, Arkansas, Joey Sparks and wife Lisa of Texas, Jesse Henry and wife Ashley of Mena, Arkansas, Mandy Henry of Mena, Arkansas, Brendon Henry and wife Brianne of Mena, Arkansas; brothers:  Carl Henry and wife Ruby of Little Rock, Arkansas, Wendell Henry and wife Jodene of Mena, Arkansas; sister:  Brenda and husband Jerry Davis of Springdale, Arkansas; special friend, Wayne Simpson; and 20 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Olive Henry and brothers William and Wayne Henry.

A Memorial Service was Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home with Minister Dana Kinsey officiating.

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