John "Elroy" Henry, Sr.

February 11, 1935 - January 07, 2021


John “Elroy” Henry, Sr., 85, of Winnie, died Thursday, January 7, 2021. He was born on February 11, 1935, in Nome.

Elroy was the longtime owner of Henry Surveying Company and enjoyed traveling. He was a longtime member of St. Louis Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul, and Knights of Columbus. 

Survivors include his wife of fourteen years, Helen Henry; son, John E Henry, Jr., and his wife, Anna; stepsons, Thomas Caskey and Clint Caskey and his wife, Kim; grandsons, Cole Henry, Wyatt Henry and Ayden Caskey; brother, Hubert Henry and his wife, Mary Lou; sister, Elreiana Fontenot; brother, Joseph “Elbie” Henry and his wife, Faye; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Antime and Nora Henry; son, Michael B. Henry; and wife and mother of his children, Wanda Henry. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council 3452, PO Box 861, Hamshire, Texas 77622

His Rosary will be recited at 12:30 p.m., with a gathering of family and friends to follow until a Mass of Christian Burial is celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2021, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 315 Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie. 

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Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
St. Louis Catholic Church
315 W. Buccaneer Dr. Winnie, TX 77665
Friday, January 15, 2021
12:30 p.m.
Gathering of Family and Friends
St. Louis Catholic Church
315 W. Buccaneer Dr. Winnie, TX 77665
Friday, January 15, 2021
1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Louis Catholic Church
315 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Friday, January 15, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Fairview Cemetery
223 Cemetery Dr Winnie, TX 77665

Comments (18)

  • Claudia Botero

    15 January 2021 at 02:27 | #

    My sister and I have Elroy in our prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss John. May he rest in peace.


  • Bubba & Debra Andrus`

    15 January 2021 at 00:11 | #

    Please accept our deepest condolences in the loss of Mr. Elroy. He was a fine man and will be missed by many. Our prayers are with the family...


  • Russell and Mary Simon

    14 January 2021 at 14:50 | #

    Mr. Elroy was a wonderful, kind and giving man. He served the people of Winnie for many years, always willing to help. We will miss his smiling face at Mass. Our prayers are with all of the family.


  • Mary Anne Clubb

    14 January 2021 at 05:20 | #

    My condolences to the family. Elroy was such a kind man and a special friend.


  • Eva Gail Simon

    13 January 2021 at 16:00 | #

    Sending hugs and prayers from Dallas. Elroy was a wonderful person and a great example of a Christian. It was a pleasure serving with him at St. Louis and I learned a lot about faith and service from him.


  • Mary and Scott Rollins

    13 January 2021 at 14:53 | #

    I just found out last evening that I lost a great friend. Of course I knew him through family, but he used to call on me at the Texas Department of Transportation in Beaumont to get survey information off of our right of way maps. We always had a good visit and as noted by others in this keepsake, he was never without a smile! Such a positive attitude about everything, and a tremendous example for all of us to follow! If you get stressed out about something, just think about this man and picture his smile! I have a feeling he will be employed as a Greeter when he gets to Heaven! Mary and I send our love, prayers and condolences to Elroy's Family! Scott Rollins


  • Roland & Jeanette Weekly

    13 January 2021 at 14:03 | #

    Sincere Condolences to the Family of Mr. Henry. Such a wonderful man with the biggest smile always. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.


  • Russell Devillier

    13 January 2021 at 02:55 | #

    I was sorry to hear about Elroy's passing. It seemed he had a permanent smile on his face. Always happy to see me when I attended the KC goose gumbo or mass in Winnie. My prayers are with you John and Helen.


  • Juanita Viator

    12 January 2021 at 12:23 | #

    Helen, John, Anna and family my thoughts and prayer are with you. Elroy was a sperial person and he will be greatly missed.


  • Denise Henry

    12 January 2021 at 05:19 | #

    My Uncle Elroy was such a kind and caring man. He always had a smile on his face anytime you saw him. . Our family lost a great man. My prayers Helen and John. He is going to be missed very much.


  • Sr. Ivana A. Menchaca

    11 January 2021 at 23:58 | #

    My deepest condolences to his family. He was a quiet faith filled man. May he rest in peace.


  • Carolyn Bair

    11 January 2021 at 23:17 | #

    Helen and family I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and the family.


  • Donald Savoie Sr.

    11 January 2021 at 23:04 | #

    Mr. Elroy was a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face. It was a pleasure to know him. R. I. P. sir. Thoughts and prayers to the family.


  • Lori Najar

    11 January 2021 at 22:24 | #

    We’ve lost a true gentleman. I send my condolences to the family.


  • Candace Girouard

    11 January 2021 at 21:10 | #

    I had no idea Mr. Henry passed. I have so many wonderful memories of this amazing, kind, christian man and his entire family. Mr and Mrs Henry were always such uplifting, positive role models for us growing up and their presence in my life will always be a lasting memory. Love and prayers to all of you!


  • Patty Revia

    11 January 2021 at 20:23 | #

    So sorry for your loss, Mr. Henry was a very nice man. He will be greatly missed.


  • Pam Miller Hargraves

    11 January 2021 at 18:35 | #

    John and Mrs Helen and family,
    I was so very sad to hear about the passing of Mr. Henry. He meant so much to me, as did your mom and Mike. Such a beautiful soul who brought so many to Christ, by his example of faith and love. I will miss seeing him and the beautiful smile he always had on that beautiful face. God bless all of you as you make your way without him. Much love, Pam


  • Suzie Ortego

    11 January 2021 at 17:17 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers to you Helen and the family. Elroy was a wonderful person. He always gave you a big smile and friendly greeting. Love, Suzie and Kenny Ortego


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