Gaile M. Henry, Jr.
On Friday, September 9, 2022, Gaile “Sonny” Henry, passed from this world. Gaile was born December 7, 1944, in San Francisco, California to his parents Gaile Maurice Henry, Sr. and Mary Jean Hoffman Henry. The Henry’s relocated to Texas in 1945, eventually settling in Beaumont in 1952.
Gaile was a 1963 graduate of South Park High School where he played baseball and basketball. Gaile attended college and played baseball at The University of Texas his freshman year and graduated with a degree in Business from Lamar University in 1968. Following graduation, Gaile earned his CPA while interning for Haskins & Sells, and soon after began working in the family business, Beaumont Iron & Metal. His career in the scrap metal industry spanned five decades, and under his leadership and strategic vision, Beaumont Iron & Metal served the community, providing jobs to its employees and additional revenue to many small businesses.
“Big G,” a consummate family man loved to spend his time coaching baseball and attending his many grandchildren’s sporting events. Additionally, he spent countless hours with friends and family on his boat, the Adelante II, sharing his passion for offshore fishing.
Gaile is survived by his wife, Danna R. Henry; his sister, Susan Henry; his children, Wade Henry and wife, Wendy; Ashley Henry; Gaile Henry III and wife, Kelly; Traci Gates and husband, Casey; and Gene Brown; his grandchildren, Tyler Brown, Kamryn Gaile Brown, Connor Henry, Mackenzy Henry, Hannah Henry, Hayden Gaile Henry, Carson Gates, and Colten Gates; his brother-in-law, Ray Allen and wife, Sonya; his sister-in-law, Sondra Brashear and husband, Bruce; his niece, Brooke Guseman Seims and husband, Doug Seims; his niece, Nicole Young; his niece, Natalie Toups and her husband Trey; his nieces, Emily Brashear and Courtney Allen; and nephew, Ray Allen III.
A gathering of Mr. Henry’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 17, 2022, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4090 Delaware, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Haven of Rest, Beaumont.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 700 North Street, Suite M, Beaumont, Texas 77701.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
- 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
- September 16, 2022
- 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
- 4090, Delaware St, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
- September 17, 2022
- 11:00 am
Haven of Rest
- 13851, U.S. 90, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,