Francis R. Henry, a retired electrician and Korean War veteran, died Monday in his Tuscarora Indian Reservation home after a lengthy illness. He was 75.
Mr. Henry was born on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation, and attended Trott Vocational High School, Niagara Falls. He was a longtime member of Tuscarora Baptist Church, Sanborn, where he served as a deacon.
He served in the Marine Corps as a sergeant during the Korean War and saw action. He also was a tank instructor at Parris Island, S.C., prior to his discharge in 1952.
After he left the Marine Corps, he worked as an electrician at
Tulip Corp. in Niagara Falls until his retirement in 1995.
Mr. Henry was a member of the Tuscaroras' Turtle Clan.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Carolyn M. Woodbury; five sons, Raymond, Brian, Ronald, Robert and Dale; and a brother, Chief Leo R., all of the Tuscarora Reservation; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Tuscarora Baptist Church, 2208 Mount Hope Road, Sanborn. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.