Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


June 14, 2014

Ralph F. Henry

GREENUP — Ralph F. “Turkey” Henry, 71, of Flatwoods, formerly of Ironton, Ohio, died peacefully Friday morning, June 13, 2014, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, following an extended illness. Ralph was the only child of Lester and Beula Fields Henry, who preceded him in death.

Ralph was a 1960 graduate of Ironton High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and his master’s degree from Morehead State University. He was employed by the Russell Independent School District as a middle school social studies teacher until his retirement. In addition to his love of teaching, Ralph enjoyed golf, Keeneland, Ohio State sports and spending time with his dog and cats. He was a member of the Ironton Elks BPOE 177 and had served honorably in the Ohio National Guard.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sharon Blankenship Henry. He also has a daughter from a previous marriage, Lori Ann Henry.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton with Pastor Carson Fannin Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in his honor to the Russell Education Endowment Foundation, P.O. Box 101, Russell, KY 41169.

To offer condolences to the family, visit phillipsfuneralhome.net.

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