John Lindsey Henning, III

March 1, 1951 - March 22, 2023
John Lindsey Henning, III

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John Lindsey Henning, III., 72, of Wilmington, NC passed away on March 22, 2023.

John was born on March 1, 1951 in Gallia County, Ohio to the late John Lindsey Henning, II and Mary Rowene (Helm) Henning.

John was a historian buff and was always reading, especially the National Geographic. He had a wealth of knowledge and would make sure you knew the facts if you were wrong. He had a contagious laugh and sense of humor. He enjoyed story telling with his family, especially about his ancestors from Ireland. John will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Mr. Henning is survived by his wife, Denise Smith Henning of 32 years; son, John Matthew Henning (Anna); daughters, Rachel Kaye Henning, Ann Michelle Looker (Joe), Harmony Breeze McDaniel (Jamie McCarthy), Melodie Star Hamilton (Mike), and Symphony Dawn Oxendine (Derek); sister, Mary Elizabeth Henning; 14 grandchildren, Kortney Headrick, Austin Rodgers, Aislin Henning, Toby Shackelford, Alexis Miller, Asher Henning, Kolie Miller, Tyler Hamilton, Maya Henning, Sonata Oxendine, Aria Oxendine, Torrie Hamilton, Haileybelle McCarthy-McDaniel, and Mattox Henning; 5 great grandchildren, Ryker Rodgers, Millie Headrick, Elsie Rodgers, Anyx Headrick, and Slater Headrick.

There will be no funeral services at this time.


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  • March 29, 2023
    Traci Bellas lit a candle:
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  • March 28, 2023
    Rosa González Jose Sousa says:
    I am lost of words John was remarkable man Friend father husband Brother and the best Grandpa! And a magnificent friend! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Lots of love and hugs for you guys!

  • March 27, 2023
    Cindy Wiseman says:
    Dear Denise and Symphony, Please know I am wrapping your family in prayers at this time. I did not have the pleasure of knowing John but know how much he meant to your wonderful family. Hold each other tight and know that you are cared for deeply. My most sincere thoughts and prayers to you.

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