Lawrence Eugene Henwood

May 31, 1943 ‒ June 06, 2016

Fredericktown, Ohio

Lawrence E. “Larry” Henwood, age 73 of Fredericktown, passed away Monday June 6, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his caring family.

Larry was born May 31, 1943 in Mount Vernon to Walter “Mac” Henwood and Esther Retta (Hillier) Henwood. He was a 1961 graduate of Fredericktown High School and had spent his lifetime in the Fredericktown area. He had been employed as a purchasing agent for the Foote Foundry Company and later Dana Corporation in Fredericktown and retired as a sales representative from Techman Sales. However the job he enjoyed the most and would reminisce about was when he worked as manager, head cook, waiter and bottle washer at Hillier’s Pool Hall in Fredericktown following graduation. After retirement, Larry volunteered at the Fredericktown Interchurch Social Services.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years Nancy (Franz) Henwood, sons Bryan (Kathryn) Henwood of Howard, Damon (Tonya) Henwood of Bellville; his daughter Brooke (Jeff Doup) Henwood of Butler; grandchildren Nick, Layne, Ashton, Mac and Josh; his brother Rodney Henwood of Fredericktown; brother-in-law Arthur Dremann of Fredericktown and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Beverly Dremann.

There will be a service celebrating the life of Larry on Saturday June 11, 2016 at 10 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, 17 South Main Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019, with Pastor Dave Root officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

The family prefers no flowers.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, 44 West Fourth Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902, or the Fredericktown Interchurch Social Services or to Hospice.

To send an online condolence or share a memory of Larry, visit

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of Lawrence E. “Larry” Henwood.

  • Dear Nancy, and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. God bless you and give you peace through such a sad time. Love you, Morgan and Marla

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one, you have our deepest sympathy, many blessings and prayers.

  • Dear Nancy,

    As you know, over the years Larry and I traveled extensively together. Our first trips together were when he was at Dana and I was a supplier. Later trips were when we worked together at Techman Sales.

    There are many stories and great memories; however, what comes to mind most when thinking of Larry is a man whose word was as good as gold and one who operated with integrity beyond reproach.

    Larry was a good friend and will be missed. My deepest condolences go out to you and the family.

    Mike Spence

  • So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. You all have our Deepest Sympathy!

  • Dear Nancy, and Family,
    I met Larry when I was 25 years old and only a few years into my career at Techman Sales. Throughout these last 20 years Larry has been a teacher, mentor, colleague, and always a friend. I will miss him dearly and wish to offer sincere condolences.

    Brian Kight

  • The Henwoods,
    So very sorry for your loss. Larry was a terrific person! Sending prayers of comfort and peace during this difficult time. Love to all.

  • Dear Nancy and Family:

    I met Larry at my previous job with Dana Affiliate in Mexico, then I joined Techmansales and I knew Larry was working for the same company.
    Larry use to travel to Mexico at the beginning of my career with Techmansales. He really enjoyed such trips to Mexico, He was my mentor as well as one of my best friends.

    My family and I will always remember Larry as a close friend and a key person in our life.
    We are very sorry about this loss and we are praying for all of you

    Hector Gonzalez and Family

  • We were privileged to be Larry’s classmates for 12 years at Fredericktown schools. Larry was a good person, fun to be around; he came from a nice family; his sweet mom fixed a good pork chop and he lived just down the road from a cute girl in our class named Margie. God Bless, Larry.

  • Nancy,

    I was very sad to hear the news of Larry’s passing. I started with Techman right out of college and was very fortunate to have met Larry early in my career. I was very lucky to have had such a great mentor and role model to work with. Larry was a great friend and will be dearly missed.

    Marty Schmitt

  • Larry coached us (Pirates) in farm team and I enjoyed playing for him. He always seemed to have a smile on his face and a gentle spirit. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Brooke and family

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Susan Martin and Family

  • Brooke, so sorry about your Dad’s passing. God’s best to you and all your family.

  • Brooke, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I did not know your father, but I recognized your love and concer when you spoke of him. May you and your family find strength in the comfort of those near to you.

  • Brooke, so sorry to hear if your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sorrowful time

  • So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God wrap his arms around you all. He will truly be missed and glad we got to meet you and get to know you all you’re all a wonderful family. Angie and Vickie

  • Nancy I was so very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He will always be one of my favorite people. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • To The Family Of Larry Henwood,

    Very sorry your loss. My
    deepest sympathy to each of you. May God give you strength during this difficult time. In Deepest Sympathy Vivian Hill

  • Thinking of you and your family in your time of sadness. In our thoughts and prayers.
    Myrna Clark Hutchinson

  • Our thoughts & prayers are with your family at this time and in the days ahead!
    Sincerely – Bill & Jan Mast

  • Dear Brooke,

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. May you find stength in the wonderful memories and time you had together. Celebrate his life and cherish the love. Prayers and thoughts are with you, your mom, your family, and especially your dad. May peace be with all of you.

    Karen (Spearman) Polzinetti

  • Henwood family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  • Dear Henwood Family,
    I was saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. I’m not sure that any of you will remember me but I was one of your babysitters many moons ago. I always enjoyed being with the family. I will always remember Larry’s smile! Hang on to your memories, no one can take them away. Prayers and hugs!

  • Nancy-
    I was so sorry to hear about Larry! He was such a great guy! May the love of family and friends bring your comfort in the coming days! Treasure your memories and keep them close to your heart! Prayers and sympathy to you and your family!
    Bonnie Palmer

  • Nancy and family thinking of you at this time of sorrow. Carmen and Jim Frazier

  • So very sad to hear of Larry’s passing. Larry was a very special person. I will keep the Henwood family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Nancy:
    Larry Deem informed me about Larry’s passing on June 6 th. I am sharing your sadness and sorrows especially as we had to bury my brother (76) the same day here in Germany. I am convinced that God will take both of them by their hands and guide them to a beautiful future. My prayers are with both of them.
    Helmuth Makoben

  • Sending you love and light, our deepest sympathies to your families.
    “Where’s the party? I’ll be there.”
    ” Hi beautiful!”
    ” THIS is great! ”
    ” Give me a big hug, little thing! ”
    ” Everthing ok? ”
    ” I can do that, I’m fine. ”
    ” Sure, I’ll have another ”
    ” I can help ”
    ” You only live once, live it up! ”
    ” Do you need anything? ”
    ” How’s that corn? Want another one? Hotdog? ”
    I met Larry about 20 years ago, feels like yesterday. He instantly became a part of the fabric of the Techman family. He was fun. He was hilarious. He grabbed life and lived it to the fullest. He loved his family. We spent so many Christmas parties together and the summer picnics at the farm in Ohio were probably his favorite times, with us. He loved being in charge of the BBQ and our little after parties when we used to just sit around and tell silly stories and laugh. We ate, we drank and I really think besides of course being with his family, those were one of many good memories for him and especially for us.
    Larry called a couple of us ( you know who you are ) to thank us for yet another birthday. He was a humble man who taught me much. Grace. Humility. Dignity.
    We will miss you big guy.
    You are with God, in His eternal light and peace. May you watch over your loved ones and may they feel your love and comfort. May God’s blessings touch your family and give them peace through this difficult time as they mourn the fact that you are gone from this earth. Party on in heaven. Until we meet again Larry!
    Love, Hulya

  • Nancy and Family

    Larry was a wonderful volunteer at Fredericktown Interchurch; so considerate, thoughtful and ready to help. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    The staff at Fredericktown Interchurch

  • Brooke,

    I only met your dad once in passing when he came to the Juvenile Court to pick you up for lunch. I remember thinking how cute that was and how fortunate you were that your dad came to take you to lunch!

    Thinking of you and praying God’s comfort to you and your family.

  • Nancy and Family,
    I am so for the loss of Larry, I have great memories of spending time with your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bunny, Sam and Jillian Vance

  • Dear Nancy and Family,

    My deepest condolences to the Henwood family. I hope that your many memories bring you peace and joy.

    I met Larry in 1996 at Techman Sales. One of the first things I realized is he was someone who really seemed to enjoy people. He would ask questions and get to know people quicker than anyone I ever knew. It would not be an understatement to say he never knew a stranger.

    You know how he had that habit of reversing letters in words to make a joke (such as big dog = dig bog)? Well, I had to look it up, but there really is a name for that and it is called spoonerism (hmm, who knew?). The definition of spoonerism is “a verbal error in which a speaker accidentally transposes the initial sounds or letters of two or more words, often in humorous effect”. Now, that misses a bit with Larry, because it was not accidental! And, he came up with those so fast – so you could say he was a fast thinker – or – a tast fhinker?

    Larry was interested in so many things. I remember his trips to the Kentucky Derby that he enjoyed so much. He’s the reason I watch it on TV every year, because he made it sound like so much fun!

    I could relay many stories and thoughts and feelings; but, mainly I want to say that Larry was a good guy and will be missed by so many, including his Techman Family.

    All my best to you,

  • Brooke, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. It’s always sad to lose a loved one, but God does things in His time, not in ours. Remember the joyous times you had with your Dad, as those will help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers of sympathy are with you and your family. Hugs, Penny

  • Brooke,

    I just saw this and am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. It’s never easy to lose someone, especially a parent. I never met your Dad, but from your stories and the condolences on this page it sounds like he was a one-of-kind great guy. Thinking of you.

  • Brooke and Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. God does things in his time, not in ours. Memories are so important. Prayers and hugs.