Walter Eugene "Gene" Henry, 86, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday July 16, 2020 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
He was born September 1, 1933 in Aurora, IN, son of the late Walter R. Henry and Hazel (Fairfield) Henry.
Gene was a Teacher and Music Director for Aurora High School. He directed the Aurora High School Choir with over 100 voices, the Dearborn County Community Choir, (they performed "The Messiah" at Christmas and Easter), and the Dearborn County Barbershop Chorus. Gene sang in several Quartets and for many weddings. He was inducted into the Southeastern Indiana Music Hall of Fame. Gene was a Prudential Insurance Agent for 10 years. He enjoyed hunting, and fishing. His faith and family were most important to him. Gene impacted many lives with his musical talents, humor, and kindness. He left a great legacy for his many friends and family. A great void is left by his passing.
Gene is survived by his loving spouse of 53 years Nancy (Gullion) Henry, sons, Paul (Shelly) Henry of Lawrenceburg, IN, and Patrick (Jodi) Henry of Ft Mitchell, KY; daughters, Lindsy (Bob) Barrix of Villa Hills, KY, Laura Townsend of Nederland, CO, and Lee Ann Henry of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Travis, and Christian Barrix, Patrick Harvey, Ryan, Colin, and Brenna Henry, Alisha (Jake) Merkle, and Kait (Brandon) Pratt; great grandchildren, Karsyn House, Wesley Barrix, Haddie and Stella Merkle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Hazel Henry; brothers, Allen Crouch, Herschel Henry, Russell Henry, and sister, Bernice Lee Spaulding,
Friends will be received Tuesday, July 21, 2020, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the First Baptist Church Greendale, 45 Tebbs Ave, Greendale, Indiana.
Services will be held at the Church on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 11:00 am with Mark Tanner, officiating.
Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.
Contributions may be made to the Greendale First Baptist Church or Young Voices of Indiana. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.
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