George Hugh Henry, Jr., 80, passed away on Sept. 3rd, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. A native of Conway, SC, he was a graduate of Conway HS, Spartanburg Junior College and the University of Georgia where he earned a degree in Public Relations and Journalism. He is survived by his cherished wife Sherry, children Hugh, Bess, Taylor, Paige, and Blake, twelve grandchildren, a great-grandchild and two dogs he referred to as his "best buddies." He was predeceased by his father, George Hugh Henry, Sr., his mother Bessie Louise (Stalvey) Henry and best friend and brother, attorney John Patrick Henry, all residents of Conway.
A proud veteran of the US Navy, he served as a Communications Specialist, attached to the Admiral's staff at NASA (Cape Canaveral) and acted in the same capacity at a sub-hunter base on the island of Barbados.
He eventually settled in Columbia, SC in 1980, raised his family there (along with too many dogs to count), and soon became a beloved member of the community. He was a financial services provider for most of his adult life, working as a Stockbroker, Bank Vice-President and in Real Estate Sales.
He was the best husband, father and friend anyone could have ever asked for. We will all miss our "Da" so very very much. We were so lucky to have him in our lives.
Visitation will take place at 1-3pm, Monday, Sept 11th at Thompson Funeral Home Lexington, 4720 Augusta Rd. Lexington, SC 29073.
A graveside service will be held immediately following at Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Rd. Lexington, SC 29072.
Additionally, family and friends are welcome to join the Henry family for light snacks and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity United Method Church following the graveside ceremony (address below).
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested any donations be made to either Trinity UMC of W. Columbia or the Columbia Humane Society.