James Patrick Henry

Steve Spahrsspahr@examiner-enterprise.com

James Patrick Henry, 42, of Owasso, OK passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK.

James was born November 19, 1973 in Tulsa, OK to Charles Leroy and Carol Elaine (Downey) Henry. After living in Fairbanks, AK and Pawhuska, OK he moved with his family to Borger, TX where he resided from first grade until graduating from high school in 1992. He then attended Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, OK where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in May 1997. He married Jennifer McLelland on August 30, 1997 in Prescott, AR. He later earned a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from OSU with emphasis in Structural Engineering and Construction Project Management. James was licensed as a Professional Engineer in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas and employed by American Electric Power as a Principal Engineer. He was an avid hobbyist with many diverse talents, excelling at whatever he put his mind to. He loved all things mechanical and enjoyed helping friends and neighbors.

James was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Henry. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Henry; daughter, Alyssa Henry; son, Nicholas Henry; father Charles (Sandy) Henry of Shawnee, OK; brother Jeff (Megan) Henry of Pawhuska, OK as well as three nephews, two nieces and many other beloved relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.

Closed casket viewing will be at 1 pm and services will be officiated by Jake Follis at 2 pm on July 16, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Pawhuska, OK located at 302 E. 6th. Interment will be at Pawhuska Cemetery under the direction of McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home