|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1917|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 2001|
Uncle Millard was a beautiful person, one of the best people I have ever known. As the second oldest in a family of nine (surviving) children, he often was more of a father to his younger siblings than their own father. He raised my grandma Letha, who was 12 years younger than him. To her, Millard was more like a dad. He cared for her and saw that she was always ok, even when they were older. The only two times I have ever in my life seen my grandma sob and really cry hard were the day she got the phone call that Uncle Millard had died and the first time we visited his grave a couple years later. He was everything to her; and he became everything to me.
He was born and raised in the small Center community, about 15 miles west of Ada, Oklahoma. At the age of 24, he married Tommie Pauline Parker on Sept 10, 1941, with whom he spent 57 loving years. Soon after their marriage, they followed Millard's family to Oakland, California where they spent a few years during World War II, before moving back to Ada, where they made their home for the rest of their lives. Millard and Tommie had two children.
For as long as I can remember back, going to Uncle Millard's in the summer was the highlight of my year. I loved those visits so much. He taught me to fish, he taught me to drive out on his farm, and developed my (thus far) lifelong interest in history, genealogy, animals, the outdoors, and much more.
Uncle Millard is truly the reason I became interested in genealogy at such a young age. Some of my earliest memories are sitting in his living on a hot Oklahoma summer evening and listening to stories of our family's past; and of walking the rows at Center Cemetery in the scorching, humid summer heat listening to him point out almost every grave. "That was Uncle Ed's father. That was Cousin Alvie's baby daughter. There's an unmarked baby over in the Dollahon plot." My pashion for Center Cemetery comes from him. He knew so much about that sacred place; he made many of the aunts' and uncles' old homemade clay markers and helped dig many of the graves.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mose & Rhoda; his beloved wife Tommie; his brothers Lee & Ray; and his sisters Velma & Perline.
At his death, he was survived by his two children Glenn Henry of Sulphur, Okla. & Gayle Wright of Ada, Okla.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his aunt Effie Williams of Shawnee, Okla.; his siblings Fred Henry of Midwest City, Okla., Helen Patterson of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Jake Henry of Ada, Okla., Letha Wofford of Manteca, Calif., Betty Mott of Hindsville, Ark., and Jan Stockton of Clinton, Okla.; and numerous nephews, nieces, & cousins.
Moses Johnson Henry (1892 - 1970)
Rhoda Bellzora Dame Henry (1892 - 1981)
Tommie Pauline Parker Henry (1918 - 1999)
Tommy Glenn Henry (1945 - 2002)*
Lee M. Henry (1913 - 1990)*
Velma Henry (1915 - 1916)*
Millard J. Henry (1917 - 2001)
Ray Edward Henry (1920 - 1993)*
Fred Robert Henry (1922 - 2012)*
Helen Ruth Henry Patterson (1925 - 2007)*
Perline Henry (1932 - 1932)*
Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Brandon
Record added: Feb 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8384349