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Joel Henry

May 28, 1947 ~ June 23, 2019 (age 72)

Tupelo – Mr. Joel Luther Henry, 72, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at home after an extended illness.  Mr. henry was born in Colbert County, Alabama on May 28, 1947 to Buford C. and Eva Knight Henry.  He was a 1965 graduate of Rienzi High School and continued his education at Northeast MS Junior College earning several technical degrees.  Joel served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War Era and prior to retirement worked for ITT and FMC.  He was a member of Kings Gate Worship Center where he previously served as elder.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Gloria Palmer Henry; his special needs grandson, Chris Southern who was like a son to him; three step-children, Greg Southern (Christine) of Clermont, FL, Gina Earwood (Phillip) of Tupelo, Michelle Barbieri (Warren) of Tupelo; six grandsons, four granddaughters, his niece Charlotte Graves Romano (Mike) of New Orleans, LA and his nephew Mark Grubbs (Jessica) of Memphis, TN.  Joel was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Bettie Ann Graves.

Funeral services will be held at 4 PM, Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Kings Gate Worship Center in Tupelo with visitation one hour prior to service time.  Burial will follow at Tupelo Memorial Park.  Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with arrangements.

Grandsons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Regional Rehab Center, 615 Pegram Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801 or Kings Gate Worship Center, 2018 West Jackson Street, Tupelo, MS  38801.

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