MICHAEL WILLIAM HENRY

Michael William Henry of Caro, age 58, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at his home. Mike was born March 9, 1961, in Caro, the son of Virginia (Vollmar) Henry and the late Carlaroy Henry. He graduated from Caro High School in 1979 and was united in marriage a few months later to Sherry Brinkman on October 6, 1979. Mike began his working career at Kroger in Caro before moving to Fort Myers, Florida to manage a department store there. Next, he took a position with the Wolohan Lumber Company that took him to South Carolina, Indiana, and Grand Rapids. In 1995, Mike and his family returned to Caro where he began a long career with Wickes Lumber, now Builders FirstSource, and was a respected and award-winning cabinet designer. He was also a bus driver for Caro Community Schools, served as a Caro Village and City Councilman for 20 years and as the city’s Mayor Pro Tem. Mike loved his family limitlessly and enjoyed time spent with them playing games. He was an avid Michigan State fan, liked motorcycle riding, tactical shooting, gardening, traveling, woodworking, and craft building. He will be remembered as a dedicated servant to the Caro community.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sherry Henry of Caro; four children and their spouses: Tara and Jacob Guigear of Mt. Morris, Breana and Cody Sehl of Caro, Andrea Henry of Mt. Pleasant, Austin Henry and his fiancé, Erin Lawson, of Caro; three grandchildren: Eve Guigear, Adalynn and Mackenzie Sehl; his mother, Virginia Becker and her husband, Robert, of Unionville; siblings and their spouses: Nancy and Gene Curtis of Oregon, Patrick and Debby Henry of Florida, Carla and Kenneth Bieber of East Lansing; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at the Caro United Methodist Church with Rev. Michele Hile officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Indianfields Township Cemetery in Caro. The family will be present to receive friends at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro on Friday from 2-8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Henry Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Sherry Henry, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.

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