Joseph "Joe" Franklin Henry
Nov 12, 2012
Joseph \"Joe\" Franklin Henry
Nov. 12, 2012
Joseph \"Joe\" Franklin Henry, 79, of Riceville, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at his residence in Ten Mile.
A native of Harriman and a longtime resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Cyrus Walter and Johnnie Mae Hayes Henry. He was a member of the Athens Elks Lodge 1927 for 58 years, Alhambra Shriners and Thomas A. Hamilton Lodge 317 F&AM. He attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Tennessee Wesleyan College and also received an honorary degree from Georgia Tech University. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a former employee of Bowater, retiring after 40 years of service.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Norma Jean Kragovich Henry of Riceville; one daughter and son-in-law, Jean Ann and Hoby Toomey of Riceville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Rick Henry of Riceville, and Patrick and Jeannette Henry of Nashville; two grandchildren, Brittany and Jordyn Toomey; and one great-granddaughter, Jadyn Toomey.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Tennessee Elks Association Nursing Scholarship Program, BPOE Lodge 1927, P.O. Box 51, Athens, TN 37371-0051; or to the Tennessee Wesleyan Nursing Program, 204 E. College St., Athens, TN. 37303.
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Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.