Maurice J. Henry

July 4, 1956 ~ February 22, 2021 (age 64)


Maurice J. Henry, 64, called Wilmington, Ohio home when he passed 22 February 2021. Maurice was a proud native son of Springfield, Ohio. 

Maurice graduated from Springfield North high school and let you know exactly how he felt about South, especially when it came to sports. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Wilmington College while playing basketball and pole vaulting. Staying in Wilmington, he worked 40 years for UPS before being forced to retire by family and friends. 

Maurice loved to travel, filling multiple passports with stamps worldwide and driving almost every road in the US. He was Google maps before Google. Ask him how to get from one part of the country to the next, and he would give you turn-by-turn directions and possibly where each speed trap was as well. 

Maurice was best known for having a heart of gold. He loved to put it to work, helping everyone he could no matter if they could offer him something in return. He would often give what money he had to those in need and had an open door for anyone who needed a hot shower and a place to sleep. Pick any city in southwest Ohio, and you will find someone that Maurice has helped lift up in some way, shape, or form. He was an amazing soul that has left a void that will never be filled again. He was loved by all and will be missed forever. 

Maurice is survived by his sons, Maurice Jr. and David; his grandchildren Isabella, Audrey, and Okpara; his siblings, Jackie, Linda, and Bruce.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Maxine.

A Celebration of Life service is available at the following YouTube link.


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