Lionel Eugene Henry, Jr.

July 7, 1959 - May 15, 2023

07/07/1959 - 05/15/2023

Lionel Eugene Henry JR

Lionel Eugene Henry JR, age 63 of Wheeling, WV and Perry, GA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving siblings and children on May 15, 2023, at Liza’s Place Valley Hospice in Wheeling. He was born in Wheeling, WV on July 7, 1959, the son of Lionel Eugene Henry SR and Ruby (Asbury) Henry. Lionel attended Wheeling Park High School and proudly served in the United States Navy.

Lionel started working at Carolina Furniture at 16 then worked on the Barges before starting his dream job, a Semi Truck Driver, for United Van lines. He moved from Wheeling to Georgia in May of 1987 where he worked at Bibb Manufacturing Company for a short time before going to Florida Rock. Lionel continued working his dream job when he started at Davis Oil Company receiving multiple safe driver awards. He worked Long haul for Perdue until he retired while driving Live haul. Lionel loved traveling and taking his kids on semi rides.

Lionel is survived by his son Brandon (Amanda) Henry of Eatonton, GA, Step-son Matthew (Ellysa) Extine of Knoxville, TN; his daughters Misty Henry Hines of Benwood, WV, Crystal Henry (Jack) Tysinger of Bellaire, Ohio, Ashley (Tony) Frost of Macon, GA, Emma Henry of Manistique, MI, his long time companion and former wife, Suzanne Pichette of Manistique, MI, Sisters Bonnie Wood of Benwood, WV, Connie Henry of Benwood, WV, Paula Henry of Washington, PA and Brother George Henry of Wheeling, WV; 10 grandkids, Dillon, Shannon, Kadynn, Camden, Isabelle, Abigail, Isaac, Alivia, Ellis, and Joslynn; his niece
Jill (John) Eden and nephew Evan Wood. Lionel is preceded in death by his parents, and loving nephew Gary Henry.

Memorial contributions in Lionel’s name may be made to the VA or American Heart Association.

Services will be private with family.

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Shirley Rouse Hastings
9 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss I always thought about your family I sure do miss those days sending prayers

Becky Goundry
9 months ago

So sorry to hear about Lionel’s death what a nice boy he was and love to the Henry family love Becky

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
9 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Lionel Eugene Henry Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Lionel Eugene Henry Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Tedra Stanley
9 months ago

Misty, Paula, Connie and family, so sad to hear, sorry for your loss

Cathy Montenery
9 months ago

Rest In Peace Cuz,I’m so glad we got to talk while you were in Wheeling hospital, talking about all our childhood memories of spending so much time together and all the great times we spent together on the holidays and all the family get togethers down Fish Creek,my best memories ever.Give Uncle Lionel,Aunt Ruby,my mom , Dad, sister Debbie and brother Donnie a Hug from me,Rest Easy until we meet Again 💔😢💞
9 months ago

My friend it is so sad to leave us, many memories when we were young. South Wheeling will miss another homeboy. He was a damm good friend and more like family.

Suzanne Pichette
9 months ago

Lionel, you will be missed. Thank you for being such a great friend and amazing dad! Rest now. You’ve been fighting this battle a long time. Finn misses you, too.