Richard “Rick” Dean Henry, January 30, 1948~March 15, 2016

Henry 2Richard “Rick” Dean Henry, 68, of Fayetteville, died March 15, 2016 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home. He was born January 30, 1948 in Multnomah County, Oregon to Harry Dean and Rosalie Hildur Sodergren Henry.

He retired as Chief Warrant Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard, was a member of the NRA, was a Ham Operator and very active with the Republican Party.

Rick was preceded in death by his wife Janie.

He is survived by son, Rich Henry and wife, Tammy of Fayetteville; daughter, Tammany Kladis of Phoenix, AZ.; step-daughter, Tiffany Daniels and husband, Chris of Bentonville; grandchildren, Gratian Henry, Caleb White, Katlyn Souza, Nathan, Ian and Aaron Daniels and Jordan and Kianna Seibel.

Graveside memorial services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Mt Olive Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

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    Mark KM6HB » 18. Mar, 2016

    I knew Rick only via ham radio. We had numerous contacts on the air. He was a helpful and courteous gentlemen. Sorry to the family for your loss. The county hunter group will miss him.

    Steve Cope k5kdg » 18. Mar, 2016

    We were sorry to hear about Rick’s death. I am a ham radio operator and live in Mountain Home Arkansas. Met Rick last year after we had talked on the ham radio. Rick was a joy to be around and Willa and I pass along our Prayers at this time. GOD BLESS. STEVE AND WILLA K5KDG

    Larry Courtney » 18. Mar, 2016

    This was a shocker to me, Rick I only knew on the air was a fine gentleman and loved by all.

    To his family I’ll say that he was loved by hundreds of Amateur Radio Operators. The first time he was working on have a contact in every county I received many notes of thanks from him.

    Rest in Peace my friend, you are truly missed.

    Larry w7fen

    Terry, WQ7A » 18. Mar, 2016

    Rick contributed greatly to the Ham Radio community. He will be missed by all. Great guy.
    Go in peace.
    Terry, WQ7A

    Paul Wisiolek — K1TKL » 18. Mar, 2016

    Sad to hear the news of Rick’s passing, and now a silent key. I worked him many times over the years when he was helping me get counties. He will be sorely missed.

    Deepest condolences, Paul Wisiolek

    Jerry K5YAA » 18. Mar, 2016

    My heart is saddened. Another Brother lost. To the family my condolences. RIP Rick.

    Hollis E. Thigpen » 18. Mar, 2016

    To the Henry family.
    Although I never met Rick in person, I still considered him my friend on Ham Radio. He would always do special trips for all his friends. He will surely be missed by his County Hunting friend. My prayers for the family during this time. God Bless.

    Edward KN4Y » 18. Mar, 2016

    I had the pleasure of talking to Rick on amateur radio over the years, many contacts have been logged. This news was a shocker. I will light a candle at church for the family to help them through this difficult time. .

    Barry Siegfried K2MF » 18. Mar, 2016

    I also knew Rick from our ham radio county hunting activities. He was always a gentleman and willing to help. I can’t count the number of times he did favors for me. I felt as if I’d known him for years. It greatly saddens me that he is gone. The Henry family has my deepest condolences.
    Barry Siegfried, K2MF

    Jim W8FNW » 18. Mar, 2016

    Rick was my friend only through ham radio. I had many morse code contacts with him.
    All of amateur radio will miss him very much. My Prayers are with the family.
    Rest in peace.
    Jim Ashton

    Al - N1API » 19. Mar, 2016

    Rick was a great ham radio friend, he will be missed. Deepest sympathy to his family on his loss.
    RIP my friend.

    Mike Nickolaus » 19. Mar, 2016

    Rick was a very good Amateur Radio friend, and although I never met him in person, we worked each other many times on the air. Our shared love of County Hunting made us friends over the years. He will be missed and my condolences to the family.

    Mike, Amateur Radio NF0N
    Dakota County Nebraska

    Claudia Smith » 20. Mar, 2016

    Although I only met him a couple times, I know how much your father-in-law meant to you, Tammy. I am also sure you and Gratian were a special light in his life. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to everyone in his family. I’ll be thinking of you.

    Fred W0ULU » 20. Mar, 2016

    Sincere condolences to Rick’s family. I only know Rick from our contacts on ham radio. I am grateful for having knowing him.

    William Odam WY8I » 21. Mar, 2016

    Rick got me going again on cw with the county hunters. Rest in Peace my friend you will be missed!!

    Dr. San Hutson K5YY » 30. Mar, 2016

    I found out about Rick’s passing after the funeral services, as I was out of town a few days. I had bought some ham equipment from him in the past when he re-structured his ham station, I and was amazed by his intricate and multiple antenna setups. Visited him a few times but not in the past 3 years. I tried to email the family at the arrl.com address twice and called, but his # was “out of service”. Wanted to personally give my sympathy to the son, Rich and Tammy. I will gladly assist in the towers/antennas removal should help be needed later by the family.. RIP Rick and thank you “up there” for the local ham friendship in the past.
    Dr. San Hutson K5YY Springdale, AR

    Ron Evans » 13. Apr, 2016

    We were saddened to learn of Rick’s passing via a friend at the auction of his ham gear. Rick and I visited at my home here in Bella Vista about two months ago. God bless you and your family.

    73, Ron Evans (K5XK)

    Geoffrey Morse K7GA » 15. Apr, 2016

    A close personal friend, USCG shipmate and fellow Ship Radio Officer, both of us worked closely on the same Cargo ships as ARA MREO’s. Neighbors in Ocean Park, WA before they moved back to Arkansas to be near family. I miss him terribly and he will always be in my heart and fond memories.