Harry Howard Henninger, 90, of Ardmore, was called home to the Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Elmore City, Okla., as an only child to Ted and Dora (Morse) Henninger.
Harry graduated in 1942 from Elmore City High School. He worked alongside his father on the family farm and learned to be a mechanic at his father’s garage in Elmore City. Harry soon pursued his passion for aviation and obtained his pilot’s license in the 1940s. He met the love of his life, Nina June Kennedy and they were married on Feb. 12, 1951, in Gainesville, Texas. Together they raised three children. Harry studied meteorology at the University of Oklahoma and geology at Phillips University in Enid. He worked as an independent oilman in exploration, drilling and production for the majority of his life. Harry was a devout Christian and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He will be remembered as a loving, generous family man and friend who touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Harry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nina June (Kennedy) Henninger; his three children, Sandra Moore of Norman, Sheila Fields and husband, Todd of Oklahoma City, and Harry Kevin Henninger and wife, Rachel of Ardmore; eight grandchildren, Christine, James, Julie, Aaron, Ashley, Kate, Conlan and Josh; and a great-grandchild, Gabriela.
Visitation for Harry will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel, 3401 Havenbrook Street in Norman followed by graveside services at 2 p.m. at Antioch Cemetery in Garvin County, Oklahoma.
Arrangements for Harry and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Online condolences may be shared at www.HavenbrookFuneralHome.com.