Farming Rural 18

Ledford Henry

March 15, 1935 ~ August 8, 2021 (age 86)


Ledford Henry, age 86 of Elgin, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida, TN.  He was an active member of the Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church of Robbins, TN.  His salvation testimony began at the age of 53, where his life blessed all who knew him.

Ledford was born in Wolf Creek, TN, on March 15, 1935. He was the son of the late Hurstle and Georgia Young Henry. 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law:  Pharoah and Tema Smithers; and wife of 38 years:  Wanda Ruth Smithers Henry; brothers:  Dolphus Henry and wife Brenda, Doug Henry and Fisher Henry; sisters:  Brenda Kay Henry, and Sharon Faye Henry; half-siblings:  Quinton Henry, Linton Henry, Ruby Kearney, Vernie Gibson, Ada Pickens, and Arthia Armes; brothers and sisters-in-law:  Sarah and Everett Bowling, Edith and Glenn Storey, Betty and Gus Young, Charles and Velma Smithers, Junior Smithers, Judy Smithers, and Curtis Smithers.

He is survived by his daughter:  Darlene Overton and husband Greg; grandchildren:  Noah Overton, and Abbey Carr and husband Taylor; son:  Scott Newport and wife Jodie, and their children:  Nick Sharp, and Tessa Sharp; brother:  Winford Henry and wife Betty; sisters:  Eunice Henry, Sybal Stringfield and husband Ervin, Velma Purser and husband Dickie; sisters-in-law:  Wanda June Henry, Mildred Henry, and Blanche Smithers; brother-in-law:  Barney Smithers; and other family members and friends.

Friends may visit with the Henry family on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Overton officiating. Music will be provided by:  Jimmy Byrd, Sarah Byrd, and Jessica Byrd Easley.

Graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Coal Hill Cemetery in the Glenmary Community.  Pallbearers will be:  Randy, Luke, Randy Joe, Chris, Holden, Hunter, Tyler, Eric and Hugo Henry.

Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Ledford Henry.

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August 11, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones & Son Funeral Home
20059 Alberta Street
Oneida, TN 37841

Funeral Service
August 11, 2021

8:00 PM
Jones & Son Funeral Home
20059 Alberta Street
Oneida, TN 37841

Graveside Service
August 12, 2021

11:00 AM
Coal Hill Cemetery
Glenmary, TN 37872

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