American Veteran 01

William Dean McHenry

March 18, 1945 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


William “Bill” “Papa” Dean McHenry Sr, 78, of Lufkin, TX was healed on September 3, 2023, surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be held at 1:30PM on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Timber Creek Chapel, 2021 S. John Redditt Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904. Reception to follow.

Visitation will be prior to the service on Sunday, September 10, 2023, beginning at 12:30PM at Timber Creek Chapel, Lufkin, Texas.

Bill was born on March 18, 1945, to Nilah Fuchs and Garland McHenry in Lakeville, Indiana. After graduating from Lakeville High School he proudly joined the United States Air Force where he served four years as a jet aircraft mechanic and received multiple awards and medals.

He met and married the love of his life, Sandy, and was blessed with four loving children. After moving to Texas in 1975, they finally found their home in Lufkin, Texas.

Bill loved well and was well loved. He lived a life full of hunting, fishing, fixing, tinkering, beach combing, and supporting grandkids. He was a hard-working man with many trades and passed those trades to his children and grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandy McHenry; sister, Sharon McHenry; daughter Tammy Jo and husband Royce Willmon; daughter Jennifer and husband John May; son William “Billy” Dean McHenry Jr and wife Rique; and son Kristopher McHenry and Rebekah Cheatham; grandchildren, Jennah Pryzbiski and Tyler Reddin; Haley and Seth Thompson; Marisa and Rodney Nash; Tyler McHenry and Jacee Berry; Karley McHenry; Cassidy Willmon; Charlize McHenry; Alaina Willmon; Kylee Wallace; Grace Athanas; Jace McHenry; and Journey Weeks; great-grandchildren, Remy Przybiski; Stoke Thompson; Ronnie Reddin; Olivia McHenry; Kollyns Thompson; and Wyatt Nash; and many nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his mother, Nilah Fuchs; father, Garland McHenry; step father, Charles Fritz Fuchs; and sister, LuAnna Reed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fisher House Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, or St. Jude’s Children's Hospital in honor of Bill McHenry.

Note: Dress will be casual. In honor of Bill’s (Papa’s) memory, feel free to join the family by wearing a colorful shirt (like a fishing, Hawaiian, or USA shirt etc..)

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September 10, 2023

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Timber Creek Chapel (Lufkin, Texas)
2021 John Redditt Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75904

Celebration of Life
September 10, 2023

1:30 PM
Timber Creek Chapel (Lufkin, Texas)
2021 John Redditt Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75904


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