Henry L. Childs

Henry L. Childs, age 81, of Britton, passed away October 15, 2012.Henry was born April 29, 1931 in Sprague, W. Va., the son of G. E. and Cordelia (Ingle) Childs. In 1957 he married Susan Aluk in Britton and she preceded him in death. Henry was a 1950 graduate of Hinton High School, Hinton, W. Va. and also a graduate of Jackson Community College. He served his country in the United States Marines from 1952-1954 where he earned the National Defense Service Medal. After many years of service as a tool and die maker he retired from Ford Motor Company.Henry was a member of the Tecumseh Missionary Baptist Church.Henry is survived by his children, Michael W. (Carol) Childs, Patricia A. (Lon) Wagenschutz and David A. Childs; grandchildren, Brittany, Rachael and Alex Childs and Chad and Ryan Wagenschutz.In addition to his wife, Susan, he was preceded in death by his parents.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at the Tecumseh Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgeway Cemetery with military honors performed by the Britton American Legion Post No. 155.Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tecumseh Missionary Baptist Church. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.pursefuneralhome.com.

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