David “Dave” Henry (70)

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David “Dave” Henry was born in Marietta, Ohio on February 11, 1953. He passed away on December 29, 2023, surrounded by his family after a sudden decline in health. Dave was only 70 years of age.

He is survived by his loving wife Betty, sons Chad and Josh (Megan), his father Gerald, brother Rick, and grandchildren Chloe (21), Emma (18), Carson (17), Adelyn (14), Ethan (11), Garrison (9), Gweneth (8), and Tyrus (5). Dave was predeceased by his mother Hazel “Virginia”. Dave and Betty met in Marietta, Ohio, in 1976 and were unconditionally at each other’s sides for the next 47 years. His family was everything to him, and he embraced every opportunity to enjoy them.

Dave began working at Harts department store in high school. In 1981, he was transferred to Greenville to be a store manager, and after 24 years, he moved on to CVS, where he would retire in 2013. He began officiating high school sports in 1992, sharing his passion for amateur athletics through baseball, basketball, football, and volleyball. He was an avid supporter of Greenville High School and served as a baseball coach for the high school from 2002 to 2007. He was a long-time member and officer of the Darke County Umpire’s Association. He could always be found volunteering at a scorer’s table, announcing from the press box, or viewing from the absolute top row of the stadium.

He will be remembered for the heart he shared with those around him. He truly felt for everyone, and if you knew him – you knew this. When his time came, he carried himself with dignity and strength and was full of love for the relationships he made. He will be missed dearly.

A funeral service will be held Friday, January 5, 2024, at 8:30 am at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 4, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the amazing people at Everheart Hospice.   

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Henry family may be shared at www.zecharbailey.com.