Eddie Henry, 66, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 1:46 P.M. October 25, 2019 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was born August 9, 1953 in Mount Vernon to the late Mack and Dorothy (Harrison) Henry. Eddie married Dawn (Orrick) Henry on June 21, 1986. They were blessed with 33 years of marriage.
In addition to his beloved wife, Eddie is survived by his children, Jennifer Henry of Macomb, Illinois, and Jacob Henry and Jillian Henry, both of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Abel Sanders, Mackynzie Henry, Easton Henry, and Crew Sanders; brother, Rickey Henry of Crete, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by his sister, Patty Hickey; sister-in-law, Carla Henry; and grandson, Connor Henry.
Eddie served in the National Guard for 10 years and was very active in civic affairs and served on many numerous committees and boards. He was with the Mount Vernon Fire Department for many years, where he retired as Fire Chief. After his retirement, he was a shuttle operator for several at Good Samaritan Hospital. Eddie’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Hughey Funeral Home. A Fire Department Walk-Through will begin at 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be made in Eddie’s honor to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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