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William Hampton Henry

February 14, 1936 — February 28, 2019

William Hampton Henry, 83 of Ashland City passed away at his home on Thursday February 28th, 2019. William was born on February 14, 1936 in Providence, RI to the late William F. and Marjorie (Shepperton) Henry. He is survived by his wife Andrea Henry and son Micheal Picaso, and sister-in-law Dolores D'Ercole of Warwick, RI. He is preceded in death by his parents. William served his country proudly in the United States Navy, and was later a machinist by trade. Bill moved to this area because of his love for singing and writing country music. He had played the the Four Corners in Newport for many years between his machinist job at Speidel, where he and Andrea met.  While in the Navy, he was picked by the Admiral to be part of a special military band detachment to play at military installations at ports of call and enjoyed a nine section liberty. At home he wrote the single "Empty Pocket Blues" (BMI) which received wide acclaim and airplay all over Europe. His wife Andrea said that "every time Bill looked at her, he told her that he could fall in love all over again." That was the best way she could describe how fortunate she was to have him as her husband. His son Michael recalled all the times he and his Dad enjoyed talking about mechanics and watching racing together. He does though regret that he and his Dad did not have a chance to see the new engine they were rebuilding, get completed, but knows that his Dad will be watching from above. William will be very much missed by Andrea and Micheal. Bill was also a lifetime member of the DAV. The Memorial Service with Military Honors for William Henry will be the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Pegram on Friday March 15th, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Arrangements by the Boyd funeral Home 101 Elizabeth St, Ashland City, Tn 615-792-4677.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

7931 McCrory Ln, Nashville, TN 37221

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