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LaVerne Henry, Jr.

LaVerne "Ben" Henry, Jr.

Sunday, February 14th, 1943 - Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Obituary

LaVerne Forrest “Benny” Henry, Jr., 76 of Hopkins, Michigan passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Wings Home in Allegan. LaVerne, known to most as Ben or Benny, was born on Valentine's Day in 1943 in Hopkins, Michigan, the son of the late LaVerne and Evelyn (Dunklee) Henry. Benny enjoyed life and spent many hours playing golf at Hidden Valley Golf Course, working on RC model planes, and camping with family and friends. He was also a member of the Friday night men’s bowling league and the Dirt Bike Hill Climb Club. His faithful feline companion, Triena, and he spent many hours watching TV and Disney movies with his family or just visiting with one another and cherishing family time.

LaVerne is survived by his four children, Margaret Arndt, Wendy (Joe) Adrianson, Benjamin Henry and Jeremy (Tiffany) Henry; two sisters, Sandra Brown and Bonnie Nix; nine grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his little brother, Stanley Henry and grandson, James Henry.

Friends may meet with the family at Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at which time the funeral service will begin. Memorial donations may be made in LaVerne's name to Shriners Hospitals for Children (Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105). Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery, Hopkins Township.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel
    Address
    208 West Main Street
    Hopkins, Michigan 49328
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial donations may be made in LaVern’s name to Shriners Hospitals for Children (Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105).
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel
    Address
    208 West Main Street
    Hopkins, Michigan 49328
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial donations may be made in LaVern’s name to Shriners Hospitals for Children (Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105).
  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Maplewood Cemetery
    Address
    130th Avenue and 17th Street
    Hopkins, Michigan 49328
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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