Franklin Cornelius Henry also known as “Plug”, was born to the late Robert E. Henry and Rosie V. Henry, stepson of Margret Henry, on August 16, 1934 in the city of Goldsboro, MD. He departed this life on March 6, 2019, in the St. Francis Compassionate Care Hospice.
He received his early education in the public school system of Wilmington, Delaware. He continued his education in Goldsboro, Maryland and graduated from Lockerman High School on June 4, 1952.
Upon graduating from high school he joined the National Guard, where he served for two years.
After his duties in the National Guards he became employed by several railroad companies, retiring from Conrail after 42 years of service as a Head Railroad Driver and a Track Replacement Engineer.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed watching sports on television with his daughter Gloria along with eating a good Sunday Dinner. He watched game shows with daughter Kelly, and always debated with his daughter Lois on any subject. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed music, playing cards, checkers and crossword puzzles.
He was a family man, provider, mentor, a good kind hearted man, a gentle giant and our Hero.
He leaves to cherish his memory, wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Henry, daughters, Lois Fields (Keith), Gloria and Cornelia Henry, 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and 1 sister-in-law, Peggy Edwards. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert F. Henry; children, James H. Mitchell, Crystal Henry-Rodgers, and Deborah I. Henry.
His Home Going Celebration will be 11 am, Friday, March 15, 2019, at New Calvary Baptist Church, 610 S. Heald Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, with viewing from 9-10:45 am only. Interment in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2210 N. Dupont Parkway, New Castle, Delaware, immediately following the service.
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