The Henry family sorrowfully announces the passing of William Rodman Henry of Deer Park and Granite Shoals Texas who died on April 11, 2014 @ 11:05am at the age of 86. Bill passed due to multiple organ shut down at Seton Hospital in Round Rock Texas with two of his boys by his side. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Betty Lou Sabo-Henry, his four loving sons: Charlie, Jack, Billy and Mark, his grandchildren: Brian, Matt, Sarah and Gus as well as his brother Jack. Bill Henry was born October 15, 1927 in Alice Texas. He graduated from Pasadena High School in 1946. He went on to attend the University of Houston until a professional scout saw him pitching softball. Bill began his Major League Baseball career at the age of 24 in 1952 with the Boston Red Sox and retired from baseball in 1969 at the age of 41 playing for the Houston Astros. Upon retiring from baseball, Bill went to work for the Houston Boatmen, ILA Local #1438 from which he retired. In April 2012, along with eleven other Pasadena High graduates, Bill was inducted into the Pasadena High School Hall of Fame during their Inaugural Induction Gala. Baseball is in the family’s blood…two days before his passing, Bill gave his youngest son Mark the “out” signal, signaling that he was ready to go

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