Otis

August 17, 1949 ~ November 13, 2022

Born in: Beaver Dam, Kentucky
Resided in: Jacksonville, Florida

Otis Jerry McHenry Jr., 73, of Jacksonville, FL passed away Sunday, November 13, 2022, at his home.  He was born on August 17, 1949, in Ohio County, KY., to the Late Otis McHenry Sr. and Laverna McHenry. He was preceded in death by Barbara Seaborn, Sandra McHenry, and Dianne McHenry Carson. 

Otis joined the U.S. Navy when he was 20 years old in the year 1969.  Otis specialized in supply and accounting and was an advanced technical specialist. He received 3 bronze stars for Meritorious unit commendation, was awarded the fourth good conduct award on September 2, 1988. National defense service medal, Navy achievement medal, overseas service ribbon, armed forces expeditionary medal, and the sea service deployment ribbon. 

In his spare time, he loved to go fishing, cook, bake, and work in the garden.  Otis was a baker at the Vicar’s Landing for over 30 years, and he received Certificate of Appreciation for 30 years of Dedicated Service. Otis loved Vicar’s Family with all his heart. 

When it came to him working, it was never just a job. Otis was a hard worker and loved to occupy his time. 

Otis was married to the late Annetta Render McHenry for 44 years. 

Otis is survived by his two brothers Donald McHenry of Lawrenceville, GA, Richard McHenry(Doris) of Hartford, KY, his four children: Nicole Annetta Jackson, Sean Dominic McHenry, Christopher Dain McHenry, and Jeremiah McHenry. 

His 6 grandchildren: Ashley, Noah, Cyrus, Elijah, Odin and Hendrix McHenry, and 2 great-grandchildren, Avangeline Delacruz and Logan McHenry. 

Funeral services will take place 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2022 at Hartford Memorial. Burial will take place with full military honors at Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, November 28, 2022 from 11:00 am until the time of service at Hartford Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Hartford Memorial is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. McHenry.  Share your messages of condolence with his family by signing his guestbook below.

Services

Visitation: November 28, 2022 11:00 am - November 28, 2022 1:00 pm

Hartford Memorial Funeral Chapel
114 West Walnut Street
Hartford, KY 42347


https://www.HartfordMemorial.com

Service: November 28, 2022 1:00 pm

Hartford Memorial Funeral Chapel
114 West Walnut Street
Hartford, KY 42347


https://www.HartfordMemorial.com

Military Honors: November 28, 2022 2:00 pm

Oakwood Cemetery
Embry Woods Drive
Hartford , KY 42347


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  1. Thinking of your families———-I am deeply sorry. Special thoughts for Richard and Doris. May God wrap HIS arms around each of you during this difficult time.

  2. Jerry,
    Thank-you for the life you lived, and the great example you displayed of being a great husband and father.
    I only got a chance to see it with Annette and Nicole. But was so proud of you then, and when you went into the Navy.
    Rest in peace big cousin. Much love. ❤️💪🏾💯🙏🏽
    Samuel Jr Wilhite

  3. Otis was a wonderful and kind human being. He was always there to take care of my mother and I’ll never forget him or the good things he has done for us. God bless him!

  4. Hi otis! You may have left us, but your memories never will. May your soul rest in peace! We love you so much. Watch us over & guide us. Your are the best baker i know! Thankyou so much!

    • Ur a Great person, every time I talked to you it felt like My day got better. Thank you for everything otis. I will see you in my future. . Please guide us through this world we live in. Thank you for existing, I’ll never forget talking About the football games with you . You did that for fun.

    • Ur a Great person, every time I talked to you it felt like My day got better. Thank you for everything otis. I will see you in my future. . Please guide us through this world we live in. Thank you for existing, I’ll never forget talking About the football games with you . You did that for fun.

  5. I am so grateful to have had Otis as a co-worker and dear friend for 31 years!! The fun times, the sad times…we were a big Vicars family. Otis thank you for all the beautiful cakes you made for the kids & then my grandkids over the years, not to mention my birthday every year!! Our talks, your great advice and your caring ways. Until we see each other again RIP my friend. Love you.

  6. Dear Dad,
    I’m truly going to miss your smiling face,hugs, talks. You were all I had left of my family and I just don’t know how to say Good bye! My heart hurts every day. I know you wouldn’t want any of us crying over you but to celebrate your life and you would also say: It’s in God’s hands now. I just want to say your were the best Dad to me even when we didn’t see eye to eye.
    I love you with all my heart! My heart is truly broken forever! I hope you get to see mom in heaven. RIP until I see you again!
    I LOVE YOU DAD, your little girl
    Nicole

  7. Otis was my first friend when I initially started working at Vicars. Our conversations and his presence will be missed so much. Rest in peace my friend. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family.

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