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William M “Bill” Henley, 1938 – 2023



William M Bill Henley
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William M. “Bill” Henley died at his home on Friday, June 23rd after a brief illness surrounded by loving family and friends. He celebrated his 85th birthday on May 15th and his 64th wedding anniversary on June 19th. Bill was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg and a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roble Henley and sister Jerry Dean Stennett.

Bill is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ann; children Miles (Kit), Michael (Jacqui), Leanne Katzenmeyer (Luke) and Sean; brothers Roble “Butch” (Jacque), Robert “Shot” (Dedra), sisters in law Mary Benson and Paula Hutchins (Bruce), brother in law, Ed Oliver, six grandchildren (Chad Henley, Alex Downey, Kayla Henley, Shelby Cantin, Brooke Henley and Emma Henley), eleven great grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

He graduated Culkin High School in 1957, received an Associates Degree from Hinds Junior College in 1959, was a veteran of the Mississippi Army National Guard and a very active member of the Steele Bayou Deer Camp.

Known to be a loving husband and father, Bill was a devoted Christian, an avid sportsman and hunter and was also known for his quick wit, dry sense of humor and occasional amusing sarcasm. He loved road trips, especially out West with friends Don and Bo Whittenberg, reading, watching sports (especially Ole Miss Football), classic westerns and hunting shows on TV.

The family would like to extend to Doctor Sam Pierce, Doctor Paul Pierce, Dr. Dawinder Sohal, their staffs and the Nurses and Nurses’ Assistants of ICU and the 4th and 5th floors for their faithful and tireless efforts on behalf of their loved one.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 29th, at Riles Funeral Home 5000 Indiana Ave. with visitation at 11 AM followed by the service at 12.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church, Paws Rescue or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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