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“It is with great sadness to read about the passing of David Henry. My wish is for Mr. Henry's family to find comfort knowing Mr. Henry Mentored many...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Cantrell - Vermilion, OH

“A lone voice in the back of a band bus: "Mr. Henry has been here"Everyone he's touched: "How do you know?"A lone voice in the back of a band bus: "He...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Marshall Micheals - Frederick, MD

“My deepest sympathies to the Henry Family. Dave and I shared an office at Vermilion HS where he always exuded a positive attitude in every situation...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Bill Zurkey - Avon Lake, OH

“My condolences to all of Mr. Henry's family. I was one of his many students. He was an amazing teacher. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Christine (Oravec) Marr

“So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad, heartfelt condolences to you and your family Dawn. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Renee Spencer - Canton, MI

“So very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved David. Fill the emptiness with memories for that will warm your heart forever. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Liz (sis) and Frank Rush Austin - OH

“My heart aches for your loss. You all will remain in my thoughts. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Mari Stasky - Honolulu, HI

“So sorry for your loss. Mr. Henry was my favorite teacher his patience with us and his love for music are memories I will always have. He truly...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Kim Whitesell - Covington, KY

“I am so sorry for your loss. There isn't a Christmas that goes by that I hear Sleigh Ride and don't think of our band time with Mr. Henry and the fun...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Connie (Lane) Hormell - KY

“My sincere condolences to the Henry family. He was my junior high school band director and also in high school. He was amazing in his teaching and...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Inman - Memphis, TN

“So Sorry For Your Families Loss & Thank-You Mr. Henry For Your Dedication & Love Of Music & Making A Difference In My LIfe & Every Other Band...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Debbie Smarr (Miller) - CO

“Our deepest condolences to the entire Henry Family for your loss. Dave touched the lives of so many during his career and after his retirement. He...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Evie Hess - Vermilion, OH

“There are no words that convey how we feel only "I hope you took your orange cup with W W 6N Hyou". ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Becky McMahan - Wakeman, OH

“Our deepest condolences during this difficult time. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: The Staff of Riddle Funeral Home - OH

David James Henry, 77, of Vermilion, died Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born May 19, 1940 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 53 years.

David graduated from Ashland University and earned his Master's in Music Education from Vandercook College of Music, Chicago, IL. His musical talents inspired many students at Vermilion Local schools where he served as Musical Director, Choir Director at the Middle School, and High School Band Director. David retired in 1994 after 30 years.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Vermilion where he was the Music Director for 45 years. He enjoyed gardening, golfing, music, woodworking/building, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy Ann Henry of Vermilion; daughter, Dawn (Richard) Clark of Vermilion; son, Eric (Brenda) Henry of Vermilion; grandchildren: Ashley (Chuck), Branden (Jenn), Bryce (Kristen), Morgan (Aaron), Cory (Alex), and Dillon; great grandchildren: Chuckie, Evan, Payton, Skylar, Jayden, Ashlyn, Colton, and Gavin; and his sister, Marylyn Mae (Larry) Harley of Painsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sheldon and Velma (nee Downing) Henry; step mother, Nancy Elizabeth (nee Morgan) Henry; and his brother, Sheldon Thomas Henry.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 from 4:00 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7:00 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street Vermilion, Ohio. The Reverends Allison LeBrun and Doug Thatcher will co-officiate. Inurnment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Grace United Methodist Church, Coen and West Lake Rd., Vermilion, OH 44089.

Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.

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