William Richard Henry

William 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.


A Dream

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.”



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