Joseph R. Joe Henry

October 13, 1953 ~ July 17, 2011

Joseph R. "Joe" Henry, 57, of Lake Charles passed away at 4:45 PM, Sunday, July 17, 2011 in his residence.

He was a native and life resident of Lake Charles. Joe was a graduate of LaGrange Senior High School and attended McNeese State University. He worked for over thirty-five years for Kansas City Southern Railroad and also previously owned Henry's Restoration. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Aleis Henry Normand and husband Michael and his son, Joseph Kade Henry all of Lake Charles; two grandsons, Elliot Christopher Joseph Normand, and soon arriving Michael Scott Normand II; his mother and stepfather, Janet and T. C. Hicks; three sisters, Darlene White and husband Wendell, Wanda Morris and husband Charles, and Kara Bertrand; one brother, Paul Henry; his fiance'e, Deborah Nash Dupre and her children, Michael Duhon, Jr. and Lisa, and Trish Perry; Deborah's grandchildren, Chance and Kelsy Duhon, Mariah Perry, and Perrish Roberts; his extended family, Enell Gaspard Nash, Telisa Heard and husband Ferrin, Pete Nash, Dale Nash and wife Phyllis, Dwight Nash and wife Bonita, and Reggie Nash and wife Peggy. He is preceded in death by his father, Albert Henry.

His funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 21, 2011 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon George Carr will officiate. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Wednesday, with a rosary being recited at 6:30 PM and continue from 9:00 AM until time of services, Thursday, in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the family for expenses.

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  1. Am very sorry to hear of Joe Henry's passing. I remember him when I was a teenager. He and my Dad (Dave Beam) were friends. My Dad owned the Pub on Lake Street in the 70's and Joe would go there. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Boyfriend, we all loved you for your Joie De Vivre and you loved everyone because of who you are. You were honest, hard working, kind and a special gift to have in our lives. You will be truly missed by all.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Joe we were good friends we went to La Grange together, and he was a sweet guy and a great football player. Joe had the prettiest smile and I hope to one day see that big beautiful smile again. Bye Joe

  4. I remember from our football days at LaGrange. Always happy, always smiling. I had not seen Joe in years but will miss knowing he is around. My thoughts are with his family

  5. I remember Joe from high school as a very kind, funny and helpful person. Please accept my condolences for your loss. He will be missed.

  6. It has been many years since I have seen Joe, but he is someone you can never forget. Everyone who knew him, fell in love with him. I will never forget his smile, beautiful blue eyes, infectious laugh, and his fun-loving personality. There was never a dull moment when he was around. Joe was the kind of guy who got the party started. His zest for life was something to admire. I cherish the wonderful memories I have of him. It breaks my heart to know that all of this is now silenced. Rest in Peace, my Friend!

  7. Joe was a special person that GOD put into our lives at La Grange SR. High School.always smiling and that look that said what can i get into today to have fun today. Whether it be to friend some one and give that newbee at school directions to the campass or gym,or if was really a good day for him,he would take you there and show you where it was at.JOE was a comedian too,he could play a joke on you and make you beleive it and crack up laughing at you for beleiving him.on the field at football practice or in a game he was all business,hit hard and let you know it was he that was there.ronnie babineaux and he were two ace,s in a group tho,they would make laurel and hardy take note.i worked with joe later in life for a spell on the railroad and after 25 yrs,i realized joe was joe,never changed and still probably never did,funny ,humouros and full of life.R.I.P. my friend and may GOD shine his perpetual light upon you,till we meet agaign !!!!!

  8. Joe was truly kind,generous,had a big heart for everyone and indeed a funny person. His laugh was contagious and made you want to hear more. To listen to all his stories only made you wonder how did he get away with all of it. He will be missed by all and anyone who ever had any dealings with Joe — will never forget him. We both feel we were truly fortunate to be able to call him our friend. Rest in peace, my friend.

  9. Joe,Jamie and I will always remember your laugh and your smile and how you liked to talk about the old days. Things seemed so simple then.We are both saddened that you have left us in such a hurry.We will all meet again one day, but until then, know that you will be in our thoughts and conversations when we talks about old times.Special thoughts to your chidlren… They will miss you as we will…

  10. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joe's family. We will miss him dearly. He was one of a kind and I'll never forget him.

  11. To Debra and the family of Joe, Our deepist sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Tommy and I knew Joe well. He was a one of a kind, always with a smile on his face. He will be missed by many. You will all be in our prayer and thoughts. Love, Tommy and Martha Richar4d.

  12. Where to begin? First my deepest sympathy to all of Joe's family and friends. I know the heart ache that I am feeling and can't even imagine what you guys are going through! Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you all! Joe was one of a kind!! I feel blessed to have known him, to remember all the fun and laughs we shared at family get togethers. I still can't imagine him not being here. But I know he and his dad are together. I almost thought I heard the laughter of those two catching up. I love you Joe and will miss you!! Until we meet again cuz.

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