November 21, 1939 ~ July 23, 2022

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Mackey Henry, 82, of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away on July 23, 2022 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Owensboro on November 21, 1939 to the late John Wesley and Zelpha Lee Henry. Mackey retired from Modern Welding after working as a welder for 35 years. Mackey was a man of faith, always encouraging everyone he encountered to follow Jesus. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Mackey enjoyed hunting, fishing, and tinkering in his garage…he was always doing something with his hands. He loved spending time with his family. Mackey especially loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Mark Henry; two brothers, Jim and Carl; and five sisters, Flossie, Ruby, Minnie, Eula, and Joyce.

Mackey is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce Henry; his children, Roger (Pam) Henry and Sherry Rust; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Henry; grandchildren, Josh (Blair), Joe (Angel), Lacie (Will), Amber (Jeff), Luke (Leanza), Austin (Brook), and Mackayla; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Cecil Henry and Roy Henry; and numerous of nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at First Church of the Nazarene. Burial to follow at Pleasant Grove. Visitation will be Tuesday July 26, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory and again on Wednesday July 27, 2022 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at First Church of the Nazarene.

Expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of donations to Hospice Memorial Fund C/O Hospice of Western Kentucky 3419 Wathens Crossing Owensboro, KY 42301.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Henry. Leave your messages of condolence for the family of Mackey Henry and sign his virtual guestbook at


Visitation: July 26, 2022 4:00 pm - July 26, 2022 8:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Room: Chapel

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  1. One of the best Christian men u will ever find. So many memories that I will never forget. He was so much fun, and was there to listen to you with open arms. I will miss you. But God has lots of things for you to do. You are in the best place ever. Miss you, love Betty

  2. Such a giving man will be remembered by all those he helped. I am one of those. Jesus give him an extra hug from all those he has left behind on this earth. He will be missed.

  3. Mackey was truly a sincere and faithful man. He was always someone I looked up to and admired. Sending love and comfort to the whole family.

  4. My brother-in-law was the best man I have ever met. In the overall scheme of what makes a man Mackey was it including many General Officers I have worked with and the three Medal Of Honor winners I have known. I will truly miss my friend and brother as the years wane.

  5. Wally and him worked together for years . He was always so kind. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers

  6. Mackey and Joyce are two special people
    We met them by becoming neighbors so very thankful that God brought them into our lives we were truly blessed by knowing them Mackey always had a smile and so much love for everyone he was a faithful man we admired this man and he will forever hold a place in our hearts
    Rest In Peace Dear Friend❤️🙏🏻❤️

  7. One of the greatest men I ever knew and was proud to call Uncle. He touched so many people’s heart’s. Fly high Uncle Mickey your legacy will leave a lasting impression on so many. Gone but never forgotten and flying high with angel wings. We know God only takes the best. until we meet again I will always remember your kind words and the love in your eyes.

  8. My heart goes out to you. I’m so sad with you. I pray for Holy Spirit’s comfort and the good memories to bring healing every day. You will see him again. Love and hugs to you Sherry!

  9. Mackey was a true friend to me and Lowell. Lowell had only a few men friends, and Mackey was one of them. Whenever you ask for his help he was right there with a helping hand. I know without a doubt he’s now with the the Heavenly Father.

  10. Mackey was one of the very finest gentlemen that one could know. His soft voice and his love for God truely shined to everyone. He had a beautiful, infectious smile. He was passionate about what he believed. His role in life will leave many a one with a void sense of loss. To Joyce, Roger, and Sherry, we are sorry for the loss of this precious person. What earth has lost, heaven has gained.

    Tony and Anita Daughtry

  11. Such a sad time for us left here to miss this amazing man, but what an awesome time for Mackey. May you have the best time rejoicing in Heaven. We will miss you Mackey but this is not goodbye it’s a see you later. Prayers for this sweet family.

  12. Mackey was one of the most loving, friendliest, and God fearing man I have ever known. Always willing to help anyone, anytime, and with anything. He was the same anytime you saw him, always with a smile and a gentle spirit. We have lost a good soul and heaven has gained a beautiful saint. We will miss you Mackey and looking forward to seeing you again real soon. Sending my love and prayers

  13. Mackey, is one of greatest men that I know, He loved his family, and Church. He would pick me up on the Church bus when I was a teenager 2 and 3 times a week. He took me in as one of his own, when my family was having a rough time. I remember, he came home one day, he brought me and Sherry a polka dot cap home from Modern Welding.. I love him and Goyce , finest people you could ever meet. 🙏

  14. My heart goes out to Mackey’s family. I always loved seeing his grin as leaving church on Sundays.

  15. Mackey was one of the sweetest kindest people that ever lived. He loved God and his family so very much. He would always be there for me and my mamaw when we needed rides to church. He will be sadly missed.

  16. Roger sorry to here about the passing of your father you look a lot like him my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time
    A friend always Janie Blair

  17. To Mackey’s family: I am so sorry to learn of Mackey’s passing. I am sorry for those who are left, but I know Mackey is happy where he is now. I feel bad because I know how much you will all miss him. I know he was a good husband, son, daddy, uncle, friend, etc. I will miss his kind face and happy smile. I will miss his loving heart. I love how every time I saw him, he had to mention God. He was definitely a servant of Him. I will never forget Mackey and I am thankful to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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