Mr. Gene Henley
Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home
110 B Street
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.