Henry proudly served in the United States Army and was a WWII veteran. Later, he worked for L & N Railroad and for Newport Steel. Eventually, he retired from General Electric as a Millwright. He and his wife, Jessie, prior to her passing, enjoyed living in Florida, where they helped serve in a women’s prison ministry. Henry had served as a deacon at Hickory Grove Baptist Church and had a strong love for the Lord. He was known for sharing that love and asking those he came into contact with “Do you know Jesus?”.
Henry was a part of the Boone County Senior Center, where he enjoyed playing euchre. He also served as a Mason, enjoyed fishing, bowling and playing corn hole when he got the chance. Henry is probably best known for his great talents in horseshoe pitching. Henry gained the title of world champion horseshoe pitcher. He had a passion for the sport and loved doing it. Above all his hobbies though, Henry enjoyed spending time with his family.
Henry is preceded in death by his loving wife, Jessie Hensley Bass; son, Phil Bass and several brothers and sisters.
Those left to carry on Henry’s legacy are his three daughters, Jan (Al) Burden, Judy (Bill) Wells, Kay (Jim) Markesbery; seven grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren who will miss him beyond measure.
A visitation will be held to honor and celebrate Henry’s life on Friday, February 4, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Hickory Grove Baptist Church 11969 Taylor Mill Rd., Independence, KY 41051. His funeral service will immediately follow at 12:00 PM. He will be laid to rest with full military honors at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North 205 Eibeck Lane, Williamstown, KY 41097.
Expressions of sympathy can be made in Henry’s name to Hickory Grove Baptist Church.
For directions, to view his life tribute video, or to share a fond memory of Henry or leave an online condolence for his family, please visit www.chambersandgrubbs.com