More detail on this person: Roy Lee Henley had a smile that could lift up your world and a laugh
that stays etched in your brain for a lifetime. A gifted helicopter pilot, that got his start flying
as a Warrant Officer in Vietnam '68, he was every inch an officer and a gentleman, with just enough
mischief and wit sprinkled in to keep us all in trouble and happy about it.
He was a Dad, a husband, a business owner (Universal Air) and an epic best friend who deeply loved life and all the people in it. A guy who could fix anything, right after he broke it, a master of the butter beans, a primper of hair, a payer of bar tabs, an over-tipper of waiters, a celebrator of Memorial Days, late night singer of doo wop, champion of the honey do's, buster of balls (particularly his friend Timmy's), burner of chiminea's (also Timmy's), avid reader of whatever his friend Karen was reading, world traveler (with his partner in crime Susan) and a guy who never lost his wry sense of humor and witty banter even up until the bitter end.
Roy passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends on Veteran's Day November 11, 2016 thereby ensuring himself his own national holiday which will from this moment forward be referred to as Roy Henley Day. Roy is survived by his beloved wife of 13 years, Susan, daughters Stacy (Doyle) Mahan, Stephanie (Terry) Neal, sons Sean (Jessica) Henley, Brett Henley, mother Lois Henley, siblings Sandra Hines, Chris Henley, Sue (JW) Cooper, Roberta (David) Houser, and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.
A Memorial Service in Roy's honor will be held from 11:00 am until 2:00 on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha, FL 34734.
Memorial donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America at 8719 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or online at https://vva.org/donate or Give Kids the World, 210 S. Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746, online at https://gktw.org/donate
Arrangements under the direction of Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Gotha, FL.
This information was last updated 11/16/2016
Please send additions or corrections to: HQ@vhpa.org VHPA Headquarters
Return to the Helicopter Pilot DAT name list
Return to VHPA web site
Date posted on this site: 12/27/2020
Copyright © 1998 - 2020 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association