Robert Eugene “Herk” Henry, Sr.

August 14, 1934 - August 8, 2016

08/14/1934 - 08/08/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday August 10, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Thursday August 11, 2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Thursday August 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Friday August 12, 2016
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Service
Friday August 12, 2016
10:00 am
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304 232-4353 | Directions

Robert Eugene “Herk” Henry, Sr., 81, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Monday, August 8, 2016, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Herk was born August 14, 1934, in Wheeling, a son of the late James C. Henry, Sr. and Mildred (LaRue) Henry.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, proudly serving his country from February of 1957 to January of 1959; a former Wheeling policeman, retiring after 25 years of service; a member of the F.O.P. Lodge No. 38, Wheeling; and served as a councilman for the City of Wheeling for 22 years.
Herk was a active member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling, where he was a Eucharistic Minister and served on the finance committee.; a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Carroll Council, No. 504, Wheeling; and a part-employee of Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Wheeling Flower Shop.  He was also proud booster, volunteer and “Chain Gang” member of Wheeling Central Catholic High School; and a member of the Belmont County Eagles Bowling Association, the Fraternal Order of Elks No. 28, Wheeling, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2541, St. Clairsville, Ohio, and the Cave Club, I.O.L.A. Club and former Kain Club, Wheeling.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Anthony Weishar; mother-in-law, Alma Erbacher-Welty; son-in-law, Rob Nettles, Jr.; brother, James C. Henry, Jr.; two sisters, Patricia Mullins and Kate Gongola; three nephews, Raymond and B.J. Oberle, and Richard Henry; and a niece, Theresa Ward.
Herk is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Rosemarie (Erbacher) Henry; six children, Cassie (Gene) Merkle, Bob (Rene) Henry, Pat (Laurie) Henry, Lisa (John) Weishar, Jake (Bonnie) Henry and Jenny Nettles; 14 grandchildren, Allyson Merkle, Robbie (Pam) Henry, Joey (Ashley) Henry, Andrew (Sara) Henry, Catie (Frankie) DiCarlantonio, P.J. (Megan) Henry, Paul Henry, Parker Henry, Mandy Weishar, Jack (Brie) Weishar, Jake (Bethany) Henry, Christopher Henry, Sarah Henry and Anne Nettles; two great-grandchildren, Cam DiCarlantonio and Bailey Henry; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews; and his loving dog, Angel.
Friends will be received from 5-8 pm, Wednesday, and 12-3 & 6-8 pm, Thursday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:45 pm, Thursday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Friday, August 12, 2016, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, with the Rev. Douglas Ondeck as celebrant.  Entombment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum, Wheeling, with full military honors provided by the Moundsville Veteran’s Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wheeling Central Catholic High School Boosters, 75 14th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online at www.TMCfunding.com (click here).  Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com
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Joyce Fiorilli (former secretary)
5 years ago

Rose and family — I just learned of Herk’s passing. Please accept my condolences and that you and the family are in my prayers. He will be missed greatly at St. Al’s.

Pete & Erin Cuffaro
5 years ago

Mrs. Henry and Family:

Sorry to hear about Herk.

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

With deepest condolences,

Pete & Erin Cuffaro
Wheeling, West Virginia

Chuck Taskalines
5 years ago

My prayers go to the Henry family. I first met Hero as a kid in South Wheeling. Later I worked at the former 42nd St Food land. He would ride us to the night deposit. A life long public servant.

Lisa Hines
5 years ago

My condolences to the Henry family. Herk was a wonderful man and a good neighbor, and he will be missed

Albert Downing
5 years ago

Much Sympathies to the whole family. Will always remember the after High School football parties at the Henry household. You were always first class Herk, and always thought of the kids.

Thelma Johnson
5 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolence. May the God of all comfort, Jehovah, look after you during this most difficult time. In the book of Revelation 21:3,4 there is a beautiful promise he gives where he says that soon will come a time when death, mourning, and tears will be no more. May thoughts and scriptures like this be of comfort to you during this most difficult time

Melissa (Winesdoerffer) Nieto
5 years ago

Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with your family.

Mike Ellison
5 years ago

Mrs. Henry and Family. I am sad to hear about Mr. Henry. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. As old as us kids are that grew up on the street. I called him Mr. Henry then and I still called him Mr. Henry to this today for the respect that I had for him. The street lost a good neighbor and a friend to all who are still there.

Beth Wiethe McLaughlin
5 years ago

Rose & Family
Sadden to see of Herk passing.What a wonderful man . He will be really missed by so many .God has given him his Wings. Fly High Herk. My prayers & thoughts are with each of you. GOD BLESS!!!

David Raske
5 years ago

So sorry to hear about Herk passing. He was a great man and I am very blessed to have know him and the Henry family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.