He was born in Clemson in 1931, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Henry of Clemson. Henry attended Calhoun-Clemson schools and earned his degree from Clemson in 1953. He then served in the US Army for two years. He earned his Masters and Doctorate Degrees from Florida State University and came back to Clemson University where he taught English for 32 years. He helped shepherd The Tiger, the Clemson student newspaper, for 25 years and was awarded the first alumnae master teacher award as well as an Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. As a teacher and friend, Henry worked to challenge students to examine their faith and their level of commitment.
He is survived by a sister, June H. Cannon (John) of Aiken, SC; nieces, Susan (Greg) Arthur of Lilburn, GA, Leigh Ann (Jimmy) Geter of Acworth, GA; and nephew, David Stuart (Linda) Cannon of Alpharetta, GA; and several grand nieces and nephews; and many cousins.
Memorial services will be held at 11 AM, Friday at Clemson United Methodist Church. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Clemson United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 590, Clemson, SC 29633 or the Clemson University Foundation, P.O. Box 1889, Clemson, SC 29633.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home in Central.
Clemson Wiki editor, C. Mark Sublette, freely acknowledges the formative guidance that Dr. Henry provided The Tiger staff when he was an undergraduate in the 1970s that trained us to be journalists. He was a gentle soul who taught us good English and journalistic ethics with a firm hand.
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