Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ, located on Country Club Road, with Rev. Mike Duncan and Dr. James Nelson officiating. Music will be provided by Connie Hefner and Robin White.
Burial will follow at Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gary Sommer, Pat Mescher, Dwight Travis, Chuck Travis, Bobby Travis, David Travis, Scott Trovillion and Matt Stratmeyer. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men of the Loyal Hearts Sunday School Class at First Christian Church.
Henry Jr. was the third generation to farm the homestead. He and his wife, Lois, expanded the original farm, which was certified as a centennial farm in 2010. His greatest joys were enjoyed on the farm with his family and lifelong friends. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion E&R and attended First Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Lois; two daughters, Nancy Gower and husband Bill and Kay Manley and husband Terry; four grandchildren, Terri Jo Reynolds and husband Tim, Andrew Gower and Racheal Farmer, Amanda Joiner and husband Mike and Brent Manley and wife Sarah; five great-grandchildren, Courtney and Jordan Reynolds; Hayden Gower, Taylor and Kennedy Joiner; one sister, Gladys Travis; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sr. and Amanda Windhorst Foss; one brother, Carl; and two sisters, Mildred Mescher and Geneva Sommer.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour on Wednesday at Zion United Church of Christ.
Memorials may be made to COPE, P.O. Box 761, Metropolis, IL 62960; Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 226, Metropolis, IL; or Community Assistance Fund of First Christian Church of Metropolis, 420 Catherine St, Metropolis, IL 62960.
Miller Funeral Home of Metropolis is in charge of arrangements.