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Obituary: Dr. Charles Victor Henry, 79, Jamestown, KY

Dr. Henry was a member of an illustrious Kentucky family. He was a highly regarded health, civic, business and civic and higher education leader whose life had a major impact on South Central Kentucky, especially in Russell and Adair Counties. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and had a close association with Lindsey College over many decades
Dr. Charles Victor Henry, 79, of Jamestown, KY, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the home of his daughter in Columbia, KY.

Funeral services for Dr. Charles Victor Henry will be held at the Jamestown United Methodist Church, 200 N. Main ST, Jamestown, KY, at 11amCT on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Visitation will be at the church after 5pmCT on Monday, April 26, 2010, and the church will be open on Tuesday morning before the service.

He is survived by three children, Dr. Ann Karen Henry and her husband, Michael Karol, of Southborough, MA; Dr. Mark Allen Henry and his wife, Cynthia, of Somerset, KY; and Rev. Laura Henry Harris and her husband, Michael, of Columbia, KY.

He is also survived by one brother, Rev. George Edward Henry of Louisville, KY; one sister, Martha Henry Berry of Campbellsville, KY, and eight grandchildren, Daniel and Bradley Karol of Southborough, MA; Matthew , Nichola and Sarah Henry of Somerset, KY; and Alayna, Anna and Adam Harris of Columbia, KY.

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Laura Josephine "Jo" Antle Henry, in 2003; his parents, Victor P. and Mary Allen Henry, and one sister, Mary Goodson Henry Morgan of Pittsburg, PA.

He was born on December 13, 1930.

Dr. Henry attended Lindsey Wilson College from 1948-1951.

He then enlisted in the US Army and served our country in combat in Korea. After being Honorably Discharged, he graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and went on to graduate from the University of Louisville College of Dentistry in 1959.

Dr. Henry moved his family to Jamestown, KY and operated a successful dental practice in Russell Springs, KY, from 1959 to 2006.

Dr. Henry was also involved in many other successful business ventures over the years.

Dr. Henry was an active member of the Jamestown United Methodist Church for over 50 years. During that time he held various lay posts including Administrative Board Chairman and Sunday School Superintendent.

He spent many years on the Board of Trustees of Lindsey Wilson College.

In the mid 1970s, he served Russell County on the East Kentucky Health Systems Agency and was instrumental in gaining a Certificate of Need and instituting Russell County Hospital. He served as the first Hospital Board Chairman.

Dr. Henry later served as Chairman of the Lake Cumberland District Board of Health.

He has also been an active member of the Jamestown Lions Club for many years and served as District Governor.

He also helped to develop the Lakewood Country Club in Russell County and served as one of the club's first presidents.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of gifts to the Henry Endowed Scholarship at Lindsey Wilson College or to the Jamestown United Methodist Church.
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapels, Inc. 202 N. Main ST, Jamestown, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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