Earl

June 5, 1941 ~ November 1, 2020

Born in: Bellevue, PA
Resided in: Barren County, KY

Earl Edward Henry, 79, of Barren County, KY and formerly of Honey Brook, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 1, 2020 after battling ALS for 7 years. Earl was born in Bellevue, PA on June 5, 1941 to the late LeRoy K. Henry and Elinor May Schatz Henry. Earl was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a jack of all trades, he worked with computers, sales and his final endeavor was custom engraving, his custom engraving was one of beauty. He also enjoyed gardening and making all kinds of projects.

He is survived by the love of his life of 50 years, Irene Kopteros Henry; sister, Carol Dolan (Lynn) of Lancaster, PA; two brothers, Clyde Henry (Carol) of Locust Grove, VA, John Henry (Kathy) of Chewelah, WA; and several nieces and nephews..

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sons; Christopher, and Stephen Henry.

Funeral service for Earl Henry will be 11:00am Thursday, November 5th at the Horse Cave Baptist Church. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10:00 until time for the service. Burial will be at a later date and will be at the First Baptist Church of Pequea in Gap, PA.

Even thought he was healthy most of his life, Earl did not let ALS keep him from smiling and helping people who needed it. Those that wish to honor him may make a donation to:
Disabled American Veterans; https://secure.dav.org/donate,
Paralyzed Veterans of America; https://secure.pva.org/pva,
Gideons Bible; https://www.gideons.org.

A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted in the care of
Mr. Henry. Please share your condolences with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

All those who wish to honor and remember Mr. Henry in person at the service must wear a mask or other appropriate facial covering and practice physical distancing for the safety of those in attendance.

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  1. Earl was one of the kindest soul this world ever knew. His disability never stopped him from trying to help others. It was a privilege of meeting Earl for the short time that I got too. I’ll always remember his smile, strength and kindness he displayed to everyone he encountered.
    Earl’s stories and witty sense of humor will be memories dear and near to my heart. Sending Irene & the family My Deepest Condolences. Please know you all are in my Prayers. God Bless and Rest in Peace Earl 🙏

  2. So sorry to hear this.My thoughts and prayers for Irene and the rest of his family. From what Jerry has said about Earl he was a kind, friendly, god loving man. He will be greatly missed.

  3. Irene You’re in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you at this difficult time and may Earl be surrounded by his sons

  4. Aunt Irene – Both you and Uncle Earl have faced life’s trials with such amazing and inspirational faith, trust, and courage. Thank you both for your example to the rest of us. My heart is with you during these hard days and weeks ahead.

  5. Where do I begin? Earl was by far one of the sweetest souls I have ever met. The last 7months caregiving for him was one of the biggest blessings I ever encountered. God I am going to miss you so much Earl but i know without a doubt your rejoicing with Jesus and I wouldnt be selfish enough to ask for you back, but i will definitely miss your daily devotions, i will miss your smiles, your laughs, and your silly jokes. I promise you Earl i will keep Irene together and devote myself to make sure she is ok and not alone.. Prayers for all the family and continue to pray for the rest of the caregivers bc i know we ALL 4 are heartbroken. I lost apart of my heart Nov 1 2020 but I’m at ease knowing he is no longer suffering. Thanks to all for the kind words.

  6. Rest in Peace Earl it was really great to have been a neighbor to you and Irene. I am sure the lord will look kindly on your soul . You were a good husband and father , and will be missed .

  7. Irene I’m so sorry for your loss. Earl was one of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He taught me how to never loose your faith I was truly blessed to have known him. Irene you will be in my thoughts and prayers

  8. Earl was a great father to Chris and Father-In -Law to me. I still have an ornament that he engraved and gave to me for Christmas when Chris and I were dating. I will always cherish the memories I have of him. May he rest in peace and Irene is especially in my thoughts and prayers during this time!

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