Mr. Gene Henley

  • Born: October 26, 1936
  • Died: August 5, 2012
  • Location: Saint Albans, West Virginia

Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home

110 B Street
Saint Albans, WV 25177

casdorphandcurry@stei.com
Tel. (304) 727-4351

Tribute & Message From The Family


Gene R. Henley, 77, of St. Albans passed away peacefully with his family by his side Sunday, August 5, 2012 at home.

Gene was born October 26, 1934 in Joe's Creek (Boone County), and was a son of Clarence and Lottie Payne Henley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark Allen Henley; five sisters and five brothers.

He graduated from Sherman High School in 1952 and remained an active alumnus, serving as treasurer of his class. He worked for DuPont for five years. He retired from C & O Motors where he was a top salesman in all divisions and was a member of Legion of Leaders. Gene was a longtime active member of Washington Street Church of Christ in St. Albans.

After retirement, Gene enjoyed his antique car and going to car shows. He also enjoyed working at Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home where his outgoing personality and love of people gave him great pleasure.

Gene was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and loved his family, which included 12 siblings, numerous nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kathryn Mitchell Henley; daughter, Cathy Lankford of St. Albans; granddaughter, Lauren Lankford of NY, NY; grandson, Zachary Gene Lankford of Birmingham, AL; brother, Jack Henley of Wooster, OH; sister, Linda Schnitzer of Houston, TX; and his beloved toy poodle, Oreo.

A celebration of Gene's life will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2012 at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans with Minister Eddie Cooper officiating. Entombment will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Washington Street Church of Christ, 601 Washington Street, St. Albans, WV 25177.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Gene will be missed by all . Kathryn , my prayers are with you.

Posted by VERNON OMER DEVOL - SISSONVILLE, WV - Friend   August 18, 2012

Kathryn, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Maria Monty Ray

Posted by Maria Ray - Nitro, WV - friend   August 10, 2012

Mac & I are so sorry for your loss Cathy. We have been and will continue to pray for your family. If you need anything please let us know.

Love you - Audrey

Posted by Audrey Horn - Bethlehem, GA - Friend   August 10, 2012

Thank you Cathy, James thought alot of Gene too and they are resting in peace.

Posted by Vance Family - Nitro, WV   August 09, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Aunt Kathryn and Cathy. I will forever remember the "always happy" person who was Uncle Gene.

Posted by Robert Snyder - Seminole, FL - Nephew   August 08, 2012

So sorry for you loss Aunt Kathyrn and Cathy ! My heart & prayers go out to you...Love ya ! Lena Mae's (sister) Daughter

Posted by Connie Ginther - Point Pleasant, WV - Niece - Gene was my uncle   August 08, 2012

SORRY 2 HEAR ABOUT UR FATHER HE WAS UR #1 GUY WHEN WE ATTENDED CHURCH SERVICE..CATHY I HOPE U & UR MOTHER HAVE UR SYMPATHY & LUV..HE IS N GODS ARMS NOW..GOD BLESS UR FAMILY..SORRY I COULDN'T B THERE..I AM N FL TAKING CARE OF MY BIG SISTER SHE HAS LUKEMIA..LUV U ALL

Posted by BILLIE J.SINGLETON - CHARLESTON , WV - FRIEND OF CATHY   August 07, 2012

Gene was a special man - what a great car salesman and most important, a great dad to his daughter, a great husband to his wife and a great friend to the many friends and a great man to everyone that knew him. WE were blessed to know Gene.
Prayers and love to the family. I only saw him when he was smiling!

Posted by Doak - Nashville, TN - friend   August 07, 2012

Katy, we lived across the street from Parkway for many years. Please accept our deepest sympathies in the loss of your husband, and Kathy, in the the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Orville and Jo Hypes - Apex, NC - former Park residents   August 07, 2012

Cathy, I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Hugs,
Melodie

Posted by Melodie Bottoms Robson - Muscatine, IA - friend   August 07, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of Your Dad's passing.We have been friends for so many years.You and your Mother will be in our prayers

Posted by Aldy & Della Sauvageot - St Albans, WV - Friend   August 07, 2012

So sorry Cathy to hear about your dad. I know what a wonderful man he was and how close you were. Thinking of you at this time. Love and prayers, Beth Stutler Fisher

Posted by Beth Fisher - point pleasant, WV   August 06, 2012

The Best Dad anyone could ever ask for. My world will never be the same without you. May you rest in peace and know that Mom and I will join you some day. I know my Angel will always be by my side. Love You Daddy.

Posted by Cathy Henley Lankford - SAINT ALBANS, WV - Daughter   August 06, 2012

I never saw you Gene without a smile on your face. I always looked forward to spending time with you and loved your stories. I am blessed to have known you. I know your family will sorely miss you and pray the comfort of Almighty God on all who now notice the void in their hearts left by you. Rest In peace my friend.

Posted by Kevin Wade - Co-worker   August 06, 2012

Uncle Gene will be missed. He was a wonderful man. My heart goes out to all of family.

Posted by Sherry Mcdonald - Lexington, KY - Neice   August 06, 2012


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Truly a man who loved life, his family and God. I always saw that delightful smile whenever I was fortunate enough to speak with him. I will always remember his delightful attitude and the love he shared with those fortunate to know him.
Remember him with a smile, knowing he would be pleased to have known you and to be thought of that way.