James "Sonny" Eugene Henry

Saturday, October 31st, 1942 - Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
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James Eugene “Sonny” Henry of Potosi, Missouri was born on October 31, 1942 in Richwoods, Missouri, a son to the late Lester “Pete” Henry and the late Helen (Thorn) Henry. Sonny departed this life on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at his home having reached the age of seventy seven years, three months and eleven days.

On October 12, 1985 Sonny was united in marriage to Susan (Branaugh) Kennon and they shared thirty four years together.

Sonny is survived by his wife Susan Henry; daughter, Debbie Thompson and husband Leo; two step sons: Robbie Kennon, Dennis Kennon and wife Maggie; two grandchildren: Janae Pierce and husband Cody, Shaun Thompson; four step grandchildren: Zachary Kennon and wife Jillian, Dennis Kennon Jr., Alex Kennon and Jake Swain, Bayle Kennon; six step great grandchildren: Aya, Kaylee and Wyatt Kennon, Jacelynn, Alexis, and Olivia Pierce; step great great granddaughter, Charli Swain; sister, Jynell Henry; aunt and uncle Ruth and Tom Wilson; special nephew Darryl Sloan and wife JoAnn; special great nephew, Nick Sloan; sister-in-law Mickey Branaugh; special cousins, Gail and Kerry Goetz; mother of his daughter, Janet Showmaker and husband Gary. Sonny is also survived by many dear cousins and friends who will miss him.

In addition to his father and mother, Sonny is preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Robert “Bob” and Maggie Branaugh; and two brothers-in-law: Steven Branaugh and Dennie Branaugh.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the DeClue Funeral Home.

A Memorial Service will immediately follow on Saturday, beginning at 2 PM in the DeClue Memorial Chapel with Elder Mike Jarvis and Elder Leonard Compton officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials May be made to the Sayers Senior Center of Potosi. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care of DeClue Funeral Home, Potosi, MO.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm
    DeClue Funeral Home
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 2:00pm
    DeClue Memorial Chapel
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Elder Leonard Compton


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Donald Britton

Posted at 08:49pm
So sorry Susan My God Bless:

Marty Vitt

Posted at 12:08am
We will always remember our fun times together, either up on the hill, or down in the valley! You will be missed by all of us!
Lloyd, Marty, Keith, and Kristin


Gail Goetz

Posted at 07:54pm
We are so saddened by the news of Sonny's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kerry and Gail Goetz

Jackie Warden

Posted at 05:33pm
I am so so sorry for your loss, Sonny was a great man and will be sadly missed. Love to you all

Randy and Jackie

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