John W. Henry

January 24, 1934 ‒ July 22, 2021

Galion, Ohio

John W. Henry, 87, of Galion passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Mill Creek Nursing in Galion.

He was born January 24, 1934 in Caledonia and was the son of Clarence and Lettie V. (Feigley) Henry. John is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jean (Sickmiller) Henry whom he married on August 4, 2000.

He graduated from Galion High School in 1952 and proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army. John was a police officer for the City of Galion from 1958 to 1965. He later worked many years as a machinist for Cleland Manufacturing and lastly for A & G Manufacturing.

In his earlier years, he loved taking his family to Lake Erie to boat, fish and waterski. John loved watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, going to the races at Mid-Ohio and sports of all kinds. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 303 of Galion and the “Do Nothing Club in Galion at Wendy’s”. He also enjoyed camping, gardening, jig saw and crossword puzzles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Christina Salinas of Las Vegas and Catherine (Randy) Nickler of Galion; son, John C. (Rachel Ison) Henry of Bucyrus; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Beth) Henry of Galion and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Jane Bachelder, Esther Bevans, Martha Bishop and Mary Henry.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Fairview Cemetery, 1295 Fairview Ave. Galion, Ohio 44833 with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avita Hospice in care of the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mill Creek and Avita Hospice for their compassionate care.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of John Henry, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • To the Henry Family,
    We were so sorry to read about John. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of John.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Jean and family:

    We were so sorry to read about John’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Jean and family we are so sorry to hear about John’s passing, sending prayers to you and your family.

    Maggie Bashoff and Jeff Robinson

  • Jean and Family ,
    I’m so very sorry to learn of John’s passing .
    John had a great sense of humor ! He will be
    missed ! Thinking of each of you with love
    and prayers . May God Bless you and comfort
    you .

  • Sorry for your lose Jean. John was one of my mentors on the Police Dept when I went on in 1965. I loved working with him and the old crew.

  • Dear Jean & family,
    Sorry to hear about Johns passing, he is at peace and rest. Will keep you in mind my thoughts and prayers.
    1952 GHS Classmate
    Marilyn E Ritzhaupt Andrade

  • Dear Jean and Family,
    So sorry to see that John had passed. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Prayers of His peace and comfort through this time.

    Denny and Monica

  • Sorry to hear about John. Great teacher. Taught me everything about sheet metal at Clelands. Mfg.

  • Oh Jean, I am so sorry to hear this, I know the struggle you have been dealing with, will miss seeing you folks at Mcdonalds. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Jean, so sorry to hear about John. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.