Mr. Robert “Bob” Raymond Henry Sr. , Obituary

IMG_41241Mr. Robert “Bob” Raymond Henry Sr., age 69, of Acworth, GA peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

Mr. Henry was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Raymond Joseph and Marcella Mae Henry. Bob earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at Youngstown State University, in Youngstown, OH. His many jobs included serving as an Air Traffic Controller in Oberlin, OH, a Purchasing Director at Life University in Marietta, GA., a claims representative at MetLife in Alpharetta, GA., a sales representative for Aflac, and as the Office Manager at MCT in Acworth, GA.  For eleven years he was very active with the Acworth Baseball Association; serving as the Colt director and volunteering to coach multiple teams. He was lovingly known as “Coach Bob”. Mr. Henry had numerous hobbies that included a passion for golf, playing cards, cheering his beloved Cleveland Browns, and working outdoors.

When someone is identified as a coach, certain images come to mind. Bob was a person who always carried a strong sense of duty with him throughout his life.  Everyone who was acquainted with Bob knew him as a well-respected man who was very giving of his time and heart within his community.

He lived his life with his feet firmly on the ground.  Bob did his best to ensure that his family, friends, loved ones, co-workers, players, and all the lives he touched were given the chance to become better through his never ending coaching and leadership.

Mr. Henry is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Mary G. Henry of Acworth, GA; his four children Bob Henry Jr. of Acworth, GA, Melissa Moore of Dallas, GA, James Henry of Dallas, GA, and Michelle Kent of Whitesburg, GA.; his two Sisters Linda Ference of Mineral Ridge, OH and Sharon Henry of New Middletown, OH.; his eleven adoring grandchildren: Brennan, Trey, Tristan, Alex, Emily, Brady, Caden, Zachary, Chase, Ryan and Camryn.

Family will receive friends from 4:00–8:00 pm Sunday, November 1, at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw, GA. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, November 2, 2015 at Winkenhofer as well. The service will be officiated by Father Mark Starr.

In lieu of Flowers Donations can be made to the ABA at  P.O. Box 432. Acworth, GA 30101


acoladeOn October 25, the Acworth Baseball Association honored Coach Bob for his dedication and support of their programs, and more importantly of the children.  The baseball community came together to celebrate Coach Bob.  Many in our community have been touched by his patience and dedication.
This was a great turned out and no words will describe how much he will be missed.
The City of Acworth recognized Bob Henry for his commitment and many accomplishments for ABA.  The proclamation stated that Mr. Henry is a staple of the ABA program and has served as a board member, a coach for more than 20 seasons where he has impacted hundreds of children’s lives and where he was named the 2011 Volunteer of the Year.  A typical question for him prior to each season was not what team was he coaching, but rather how many teams he was coaching.

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