William Richard Henry
William R. Henry, 80, of Kemah, TX went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 15, 2017. Rick was born on January 31, 1937. He graduated Coalinga High School, CA, in 1954. He served his country for 14 years as an OSI Agent in the Air Force. After years of service, he went on to serve the city of Texas City as a police officer. Rick went on to work for TCR (currently Valero) until his retirement.
Rick enjoyed collecting antiques and historical replicas and sharing them with those he loved. It brought great joy to him staying in contact with his friends and visiting with his neighbors.
Rick is survived by the love of his life, Thelma Geraldine (Gerry) Henry; children, Venessa Jankowski (Coty Whitener), Melissa Fountain (Steve), and Felicia Walker (Lloyd); grandchildren, Jared Jankowski, Brittany Trevino (Jesus), Tyler Fountain, and many other family and friends.
Rick suffered from Multiple Sclerosis for over 20 years and is now free of pain. Special thanks to Maurice Ryan, Dorothy Schaefer and Maria Valdez for looking out for Dad for the last few years.
Memorial Services will be held Sunday, July 23, at 2pm at Lake Haven Community Center, 1051 Columbia Memorial Parkway in Kemah with Pastor Johnny Angel officiating.
Floral arrangements should be sent to 3278 Gladewater Lane, League City, TX 77573.
I dreamed God sent down his angels
to lead me up the golden stairs
And I was singin’ hymns of glory
cause I knew who waited there
He was right there on the landing
with his arms outstretched to me
And said,” Welcome to my Kingdom
There’s a place prepared for thee.”
The robe he wore was spotless white
his crown glistened with gold
His eyes were clear and loving
what a wonder to behold
He said, “I know your life was troubled
and you stumbled and you fell
But on your knees you asked forgiveness
and it saved your soul from hell.”
“I know life wasn’t easy
and you were sorely tired
But you called my name when death came
so your soul is justified.”