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Bobbie Lee Henry

April 9, 1931 ~ August 9, 2021 (age 90)


Sunrise: April 9, 1931 – Sunset: August 9, 2021

BOBBIE LEE HENRY was the youngest of two boys born to Early Henry, Sr. and Octavia Guidry Henry in Crowley, Louisiana. He graduated from Ross High School and attended Southern University. He served five years in the U.S. military, with the U.S. Marine Corps (1951 – 1954) as a physical education instructor, and the U.S. Air Force (1957 – 1959). He was honorably discharged from McChord Air Force Base (Tacoma, WA), as Airman Third Class. After his military service he stayed in the Pacific Northwest where he worked for Boeing and retired as a hammer operator. In October 1973, he charmed Ms. Clara Lock, winning her heart by making her laugh. From this union came one daughter, Desiree Joy, and two stepsons, Marvin, and Thomas. After time apart, Bobbie and Clara reunited and married on September 4, 1994. All who knew him, knew his favorite sayings: “let me ask you a big question” and “don’t nobody hate me.” Making people laugh was his hobby (but maybe he should have been a professional comedian). A faithful Nordstrom’s shopper, his “GQ” look was a must. And he proclaimed himself to be not just a Lakers basketball fan, but a “hardcore” one. Indeed, he was, until the very end. He spent his last two years in Maryland, enjoying the company of his grandson, Dexter. Although there were 88 years between them, they talked nonstop. We are going to miss his jokes, sense of humor, and his fashion style…Bobbie was certainly one of a kind. Left to continue his legacy: wife, Clara Henry; daughter, Desiree Joy Shine (Dexter); stepsons, Marvin Lock (Brenda) and Thomas Brown (LillyMay); grandson, Dexter Henry Shine, and many other beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

PSALM 90:10 Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.



Celebration of Life (Abingdon, Maryland) Sunday, September 12, 2021, | 3 - 5 pm Celebration of Life (Kent, Washington) Saturday, September 25, 2021 | 1 - 3 pm Laid to Rest (Kent, Washington) Tahoma National Cemetery Monday, September 27, 2021 | 2:30 - 3 pm


Thank you to everyone that loved on us then and now. Your prayers and support of love are greatly appreciated. Henry and Shine Family

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