Arlen Henry, 79, of Frankfort, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at his home. He was born in Tipton, on Aug. 10, 1937, a son of the now late Leo L. Henry and Harriet E. (Gaiser) Henry.
He was a graduate of Cicero High School. Following high school, Arlen served in the United States Navy.
He was married to Catherine J. Criss on Aug. 8, 1980, in Lebanon; Catherine survives.
Arlen had first worked for the Boone County Sheriff's Department as a deputy. He then worked for the Lebanon Police Department for 17 years. During his retirement, Arlen returned to work for the Boone County Sheriff's Department as a jailer and as a carpenter.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Arlen liked collecting tools and doing shooting activities. He also enjoyed working with leather and doing carpentry work in his spare time.
Survivors include wife, Catherine Henry of Frankfort; children, Arlen Henry Jr. and wife, Gladys, of Alaska, Petite Henry of Columbus, Ohio, Steven Scott Henry of Bradenton, Fla., and Shannon Henry of Lebanon; brother, Brian Henry and wife, Billie, of Frankfort; several grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Arlen was preceded in death by a sister, Patty Holmes.
Visitation will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Funeral services are to be held at 3p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.
Published on December 14, 2016