Matthew Michael Henry, age 49, Springfield, the beloved son of Dr. Michael E. and Drusilla A. (Pencil) Henry, brother of David A. (Kelli) Henry, father of Dora Grace Henry, and uncle of Baylee Marie (Griffin) Henry, passed into eternal life with Christ on October 2, 2021 at University Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio. Matthew commenced his golf course superintendency career after being recruited by Morehead State University for its golf team in 1990. During that same year, he was named captain of Shawnee High School’s golf team and subsequently honored with a place on Clark County’s CBC county golf team. After college graduation, he was employed by Wright State University’s exterior agronomy team and was assistant superintendent of the Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown, Ohio. Later, he moved to The Villages in Florida accepting a superintendency for one of its golf courses. Matthew was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Mary Henry and Albert and Dora Pencil. Matthew is also survived by his uncle Fred (Mary Beth) Henry, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio in addition to his uncles Dan (Karen) Pencil, Stephen (Cathy) Pencil and special cousins Danny (Cathy) Pencil and Sherrie (Don) Pencil Waugh and his very special friend of 19 years, Michele Kay Lott of Sidney, Ohio. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Friday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday in the funeral home with Matthew’s brother, Pastor David Henry, officiating. Matthew will then be interred in Donnelsville Cemetery, Donnelsville, Ohio. Following the interment, a reception for those in attendance will be held in Matthew’s honor at the Springfield Country Club, 2315 Signal Hill Rd., Springfield, Ohio. Condolences may be shared at www.jkzfh.com.
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