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Russell James Henry April 29, 1951 to January 23, 2018

Russell James Henry, 66, of Humble, Texas better known as "Rusty" to his friends and family was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 29, 1951. He left this world on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at his home in Humble, Texas. He leaves behind his close friend and partner, Carolyn Denise Taylor; brother, William Henry; two sisters, Kathy Wilcox and Susan Bentley; along with many nieces and nephews. He had many close friends and they shall miss him terribly. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Irene and Russ Henry. Also leaving behind is his darling girl, "Cherry".

Rusty worked many jobs over his 65 years, but the one that gave him complete joy was that of a teacher. He taught at Aldine ISD, Humble ISD, and Cleveland ISD. It was the wat he spoke of those days and wanted so much to return to teaching, but his health prohibited this in his later years.

Rusty was an avid Beatles fan and the music was always on the radio, cd player or he was in his room with his guitars, keyboards, amps and microphones-playing so the neighbors could hear.  Rusty's other passion was the Humble House where he played poker with his many friends on Monday nights always laughing. He gave them such a hard time if they lost.  He was definitely a kidder and had the largest heart of anyone.  Everyone who met him told his family so. He gave incessantly to children's charities, retired Veterans and disabled Veterans along with others who had the same plight as he did over his short life. Rusty loved many things, some he was good at and others not, but he never gave up trying-golf being his major nemesis-he always wanted to play well and never quite did.  On thing he excelled at was diving-winning many championships and had the honor of judging and coaching-he still spoke of those days whenever the conversation would go back to younger years. Of course, he bragged on his many escapades during those young years always saying my father could only say "at least Rusty is still alive". He loved Christmas and gave everyone such joy with his decorations. He was loved and will be missed terribly by all who had the honor of knowing him, those he graced their presence will never forget Mr. Rusty Henry. The world has lost a beautiful, grand old soul who delved incessantly into politics, current events and religion. His converstions were alwaays way to the right and he was a conservative as his father was. He was proud of this fact.

In lieu of usual remembrances please send donations to the Humble House, 4514 Atascocita Rd., Humble, Texas 77346.

 

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