William Dickson McHenry

March 13, 1946 - December 14, 2021
William Dickson McHenry

William Dickson McHenry, age 75, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at his home.

He was born in Teaneck, NJ on March 13, 1946, he was the son of the late Margaret and the late William McHenry.

William worked for International Paper Company in Riegelwood, NC and had retired in June 2002.

William served his country with honor and distinction as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Navy Cross for Gallantry in action and a Purple Heart for wounds received in that action.

He is survived by his wife Lynn Fay Shackelton McHenry; daughters Pamels Stevens and Jessica Tigera (Arturo); sons William S. McHenry (Kerri) and Christopher McHenry and grandchildren Alexis Williamson, William C. McHenry, Alejandro Tigera and Aiden Tigera. He is also survived by his brother Robert McHenry and three nieces. Together with his parents he was predeceased by his son Steven McHenry, sister Joan McHenry and brother Ronnie McHenry.

The family will gather for a Committal Service at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Montford Landing Road, Jacksonville, NC.

In recognition of Williams honorable and faithful service to his country the United States Marine Corps. Honor Guard will render Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers contributions to assist the family would be greatly appreciated.

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  • December 19, 2021
    Terry Welch says:
    Lynn and family. So sorry for your loss. I know that losing a loved one is hard. I never will forget our cruise and how Bill told the crew members I was 55 and they all came to the table and wished me a happy birthday. We had such fun. Sincerely

  • December 19, 2021
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  • February 02, 2022
    Amy Canady says:
    I just recently heard of your fathers passing and I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers. Rest In Peace Mr. McHenry and thank you for your service to our country.

  • March 02, 2022
    Dee Connor says:
    Lynn so sorry for your loss, Billy and Lynn such a cute young romance in Wayne, NJ. So many years ago. I just heard about this and wanted to send my Condolences. for your family it has been a terrible year after losing a son as well. So so sorry.