Jimmy Duane Henry

Jimmy Duane Henry


Military Services for Mr. Jimmy D. Henry, 72, of Edmond, Oklahoma will be held on Wednesday morning, August 12th at 11:00 A.M. at the Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Oklahoma.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Oklahoma from 4:00 to 6:00.

Mr. Henry served a total of over forty years combined federal service. He began his career in March 1966 in the U.S. Army. He has served stateside at Fort Lee, Virginia, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Fort Benning, GA, Peterson AFB, Colorado (NORAD) and at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Overseas he served two tours in Germany and two tours in Vietnam. This culminated his retirement as the AG Sergeant Major at Fort Polk, in 1989. Shortly after his military retirement, he began his Civil Service 17-year career as the Fort Polk In/Out Processing Section Supervisor. He also served as the G1/AG Information Systems Manager, then the AG Personnel Services Center Chief before accepting the challenge of Department of Human Resources/Adjutant General position GS14.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sandra, and his daughters: Kimberly Sellers and husband Darryle and Susan Arnold and husband Jon; grandchildren: Ashley Primm and husband Kameron, Matthew Sellers, Mason Arnold, and Connor Arnold; great-grandchildren: Ira Primm and Ava Primm. Siblings include sisters: Mary Thompson of Colorado Springs, Co; Tammy Shorts of Enterprise, AL; Laurie Buchan of Ruston; Sandra Tilton and husband Wes of Harrison, Arkansas; and brother: Joe Henry and spouse Judy of West Monroe, Louisiana. Also, special brother and sisters of New York.

4 thoughts on “Jimmy Duane Henry”

  1. Dane Goodwin

    Jim was a great American and good friend. He served his country with distinction. He will be sort missed. See you on higher ground brother. God Bles Sandra and family.
    Dane Goodwin

  2. Linda Whittington

    It has sadden my heart to hear of Jimmy’s passing. He was my supervisor at Ft Polk for several years before we both retired at the same time. He was an excellent supervisor but could be stubborn at times, like many of us. My prayers go to Sandra and his family, Many blessings.

    Linda Whittington.

  3. Hit ‘em straight friend and ace those hard holes for you now play on smooth greens. We will tee it up together again one day. Thanks for being a great boss!

  4. Charron Santelices

    Sandra, Jimmy was our rock and everyone who worked with and for him, loved him. I have wonderful memories of Jimmy and his great sense of humor. He was a great boss and friend. My heart hurts for you and your family.

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