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Vernon Austin Henry

June 11, 1942 December 22, 2019
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Vernon Austin Henry, 77, of Shreve, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 at the home of his grand daughter, with his family by his side. Vernon was born June 11, 1942 in Winterset, OH to the late Fred Austin and Pheobe Jane (Bonnell) Henry. Soon after he married the love of his life Vivian Kay Meckley on July 2, 1966 he moved to West Virginia where he owned his own saw mill for a number of years. After he returned to Ohio he drove semi and dump truck for various places until he found his home at Cowen Truck Line, where he logged over 3.5 million miles on May 18, 2018 and retired after 25 years of service. In 2002 he and Vivian went to Nashville Tenn. where he received the Truck Driver of the Year Award, from Cowen Trucking, something he was very proud of. After retirement, he started Shorty’s Towing, because his greatest joy in life was to help others in need before they asked for help. He was a very generous man, always looking out for others. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Vernon is survived by two grand children, Leann (Eric) Sparr of Shreve and Jimmy (Michelle) Henry of Loudonville; a great-grandson, Mason Austin Henry; daughter-in-law. Wilma (Bob) Hildebrand of Big Prairie; niece, Marlene (Charlie) Badida and their family of Dalton; a brother, Fritz (Sandy) Henry of N.C. and a host other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Vivian and their son Wayne, his parents and a half brother. Family and friends may call Friday, Dec. 27th from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Schlabach Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sat. Dec. 28th at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Howdy Burnett officiating.   Burial will follow in Ripley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691. The family would like to give a special thank you to LifeCare Hospice for the wonderful, compassionate and loving care they provided to Vernon during his illness.


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Calling Hours

Friday

27

Dec

4:00 PM 12/27/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/27/2019 7:00:00 PM
Schlabach Funeral Home

212 Jones St.
P.O. Box 501
Shreve, OH 44676

Schlabach Funeral Home
212 Jones St. Shreve 44676 OH
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

28

Dec

11:00 AM 12/28/2019 11:00:00 AM
Schlabach Funeral Home

212 Jones St.
P.O. Box 501
Shreve, OH 44676

Schlabach Funeral Home
212 Jones St. Shreve 44676 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

LifeCare Hospice

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
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