Harley E. Henkins Jr., 79 of Henry died at 1:00 AM Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry, IL.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, October 26, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, Henry with Pastor Dr. James Friedmeyer, Pastor Terry Brody and Fr. Tom Mizeur officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in Henry City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at the church with Masonic rites at 7:00 PM. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s or the American Cancer Society.
Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is assisting the family with arrangements.
Harley was born September 9, 1938 in Henry, a son of Harley E. Sr. and Mabel Crook Henkins. He married Patricia A. Onyun on August 22, 1965 in Henry. She survives.
Also, surviving are three children, Doug (Joann) Henkins of Roanoke, Angie (Brad) Earles of Henry and Missy Henkins of Silverthorne, CO; five grandchildren, Lane, Kacey and Kiley Henkins and Payton and Maddie Earles; a sister, Myrtle Jurries of Henry; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Robert, Merle, Raymond, Willard, Francis and Kenneth “Ike”; and two sisters, Betty Shoemake and Gertrude Rutherford.
Harley was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Henry where he was an Elder and a Deacon.
He had worked over 30 years at CILCO Lacon office and was co-owner of Henry Developers.
Harley was very active in the Henry community. He was a member of the Henry Masonic Lodge #119, the Mohammed Shrine in Peoria and the Arab Patrol at the Shrine. He was a member of the Henry Rotary and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He served for many years as Township Supervisor, served on the Summer Rec Board for many years, served on the Cemetery board and was a past president, served over 16 years on the school board and was involved in the consolidation, served on the Regional Board of Education.
Harley and his wife sponsored several foreign exchange students. He enjoyed being a St. Jude Rider for Princeton to Memphis run. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed bowling and playing in the ABC Tournaments and was a member and loved playing golf at the Lacon Country club.