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Roy Lanier Henry

Roy Henry fixed picRoy Lanier Henry, age 90, of Porter Springs, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020 at his residence. Roy was born August 19, 1929 in Porter Springs to parents, W. D. (Buddy) Henry and Mary Sue Wolfley Henry. He graduated from Crockett High School then attended Sam Houston State Teacher’s College (Sam Houston State University) where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. After a short tenure teaching math at Pasadena High School, he joined the United States Air Force. At the conclusion of the Korean War, Roy returned to Sam Houston, teaching in the physics department while earning a Master of Arts Degree in Mathematics. He then moved to Ft. Worth and was employed by the General Dynamics Corporation as a nuclear research engineer. Roy then moved to Dallas where he became vice president of System Technology Corporation and after the merging with Columbia Scientific Corporation in Austin, he joined Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO) in Dallas. Roy retired from ARCO in the late 1980’s and returned to Houston County where he taught math at Latexo High School for ten years before completing retirement. He was an active member of the Lovelady First United Methodist Church where he served as secretary of the Men’s Fellowship and other church committees.

Roy is survived by wife, Jo Ann Wilcox Starns Henry of Porter Springs; daughter, Gail Henry Cheney and husband, Bobby of Dallas; sons, Rex Roy Henry and wife, Kathy of Canyon Lake, Chris Starns and wife, Renee of Lovelady; grandchildren, Lisa Cheney Moore and husband, Wayne of Dallas, Lindsey Cheney McClain and husband, Matt of Dallas, Morgan Kate Starns of The Woodlands, Jake Starns of Lovelady; great-grandchildren, Holden Moore, Gwyneth Moore, Gretchen Moore, Ryder McClain, Hudson McClain; numerous other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Joyce Patrick Henry in 1997.

Graveside funeral services for Roy Lanier Henry will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020 in the Porter Springs Cemetery with Rev. Jack McMahon officiating. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roy and Jo Ann Henry Scholarship Fund, c/o Lovelady First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 87, Lovelady, TX 75851. Online condolences may be made at


  1. My sincere condolences to you, JoAnn, and your family.

  2. Thinking about you at this difficult time. Sending hugs and love. ❤

  3. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  4. I’m so sad to hear of Roy’s death. From the time he first came to Latexo he was one of my favorite colleagues I’ve ever worked with. Prayers go out to his family & friends.

  5. My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the family of Mr. Henry. He will forever be in my memories, as one of my favorite teachers while attending Latexo.

  6. I feel much the same as Beverly.
    Roy Henry was a wonderful man. He had a love for math and for teaching math skills to his students.
    Prayers for the family to be comforted at this time.

  7. My sincerest condolences and prayers to the family of this wonderful man. He played such an important role in my life and the development of my love for mathematics. He was a wonderful teacher and I still think of him to this day. Rest assured that his legacy lives strong in the students of Latexo ISD. We will take it from here Mr. Henry.

    Class of 99.

  8. So sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family!

  9. My thoughts and Prayers are for you JoAnn and family during this sorrowful time

  10. Dear JoAnn and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss!
    Our sincere condolences!

    Marianne and family

  11. JoAnn and family,
    You are in my prayers.
    Rev.Jackie Harmon

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