Obituaries » Mr. Leroy ''Shaker'' Henry, Jr.
Mr. Leroy ''Shaker'' Henry, Jr.
August 20, 1941 - June 10, 2016
Service Date: June 18, 2016
Interment Live Oak Memorial Park
Friday (6/17): Visitation – 11AM to 5PM, Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel
Saturday (6/18): Viewing – 9AM; Rosary – 10AM; Funeral Mass – 11AM, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
Entombment – immediately following the funeral service, Live Oak Memorial Park
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Leroy ”Shaker” Henry, Jr. was born on August 20, 1941 in Lafayette, Louisiana to Leroy and Vera Mae Henry. His parents and a daughter, Shayna Elizabeth Henry preceded him in death. Our Heavenly Father called him home on Friday, June 10, 2016, surrounded by his family.
Leroy leaves to cherish his memories a loving and caring wife of 49 years, Carol Ann Henry; three sons, Roger Henry, Bryan Henry, and Bobby Joe Wells; five grandchildren, Benjamin Wells, Raven Malbrough, Landen Malbrough, Lance Henry and Journi Henry; a sister, Willie Mae Evans (Lionel) of Houston; an uncle, Leon Boxie (Beverly) of Los Angeles, California; three aunts, Georgia Mae Landry (Leroy) of Sunset, Louisiana, Jean Victorian of Sunset, Louisiana, and Bennie Ray Boxie (Tony) of Grand Coteau, Louisiana; also, many family members and friends.
Leroy graduated from Blessed Sacrament High School and after graduating, he served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. Upon his Honorable Discharge with a Good Conduct Medal, he received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mid-Management from Lamar University where he made the Dean’s List. He also received an Electronics Certification in Radio and TV from Port Arthur Business College.
As a baby, Leroy was baptized a Catholic and has been a member of Blessed Sacrament Church throughout his life while in Beaumont. He served as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector and CCD youth teacher.
Leroy worked for the United States Postal Service in Los Angeles, California, Beaumont, Texas and Vidor, Texas. He was a Letter Carrier, Supervisor and Assistant Post Master. After retiring with 32 years of Dedicated Service, Leroy decided to become a substitute teacher in the Beaumont Independent School District.
Leroy has been a board member for the Southeast Affiliated Federal Employees Credit Union. He also served as president of the board.
Leroy always loved sports. In high school, he was captain of the basketball team. He played for the U.S. Marine Corps’ professional basketball team in the United States and in Japan.
His hobbies were photography and video graphics. He enjoyed taking photographs and filming family and church activities. He also enjoyed swimming.
Leroy shared his God-given gifts in helping to make a “difference” in the lives of others. For example, nothing was too great for him to do when it came to shaping and supporting the spiritual, physical and emotional growth of young people in sports and education. Beginning in the early 70’s, he worked for years helping students, and his grandkids, develop their talents in basketball, baseball and football. He served as a coach and formed several teams. Also, he volunteered his time tutoring boys and girls in math and reading.
Leroy Henry, Jr. (Shaker) genuinely cared for people whether he knew them for a minute or many years. He was known for his wonderful smile and laughter. The life he lived will continue to bless the lives of others through his legacy.