Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Henry Misenheimer

Henry Misenheimer, 68, of Albemarle, NC passed away on March 15, 2018 following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s  Disease. Henry was born on December 7th, 1949, to Glenn and Marguerite Misenheimer of Rockwell, NC.

Henry grew up in Rockwell and for five years rode his bicycle throughout town delivering the Salisbury Post newspaper. Through this first job he came to know and still remembered 50 years later many people he met in the Rockwell community. Henry graduated from East Rowan High School in 1968 where he was named “most responsible” senior superlative. He graduated from Pfeiffer College in 1972 with a degree in literature. Henry was editor of the Phoenix Literary Magazine and was inducted into Alpha Psi Omega Theatrical Honor Society (he was a technician, not an actor) while a senior at Pfeiffer. He earned his Master’s degree in counseling at UNCC and became a counselor at North Rowan where he worked for 13 years. He moved to North Stanly High School in New London, working as a counselor and department chair there for thirteen additional years. He completed his career as department chair for five years at Hickory High School.

For many years he was an active member of New London United Methodist Church, and volunteered for the Lion’s Club and as a community mental health counselor. During his high school counseling tenure he served in various roles including football announcer and men’s swimming coach, even though he did not know how to swim.  In his spare time Henry was an avid reader.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Shelia, brothers Larry (Susan) and Jim Misenheimer, niece Crista, his son Aaron (Maegan) Misenheimer and three grandchildren. Also surviving Henry are his angels–Debbie, Ashley, Stephanie, Kim, Belinda, and Angie–who loved and cared for him. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Stanly Community Christian Ministry at PO Box 58, Albemarle, NC 28002.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 24th at 3pm at Stanly Funeral Cremation & Care located at 1835 Badin Road, Albemarle. The Reverend Phillip Cole, Henry’s college roommate, will officiate. The family will receive friends at the chapel one hour prior to the service.

16 Comments

  • Cindy B. Almond Posted March 16, 2018 3:40 pm

    Shelia, I am praying for you. May God give you strength for the journey you are on. I love you very much!
    God bless! Hugs and prayers,
    Cindy Almond

  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted March 16, 2018 4:00 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers for the family

  • Sam and Shirley Willard Posted March 16, 2018 4:10 pm

    Our prayer and thoughts are with the family. Aaron and Maegan are our friends whom we love deeply. May God provide the peace and comfort that only He can.

  • Sharon and Dan Kelly Posted March 16, 2018 4:45 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Aaron, your dad had a seemingly full and rich life. You and your family will miss him that is certain but it is wonderful you had so many times to be with him in his last days on earth. Praying for God’s strength and grace in the days and weeks ahead.

  • Patricia Posted March 16, 2018 5:38 pm

    Shelia you are in my prayers. God will provide the strength to face each day. Love you bunches

  • Jane Edwards Crenshaw Posted March 16, 2018 6:13 pm

    I am so sorry! Henry was a fellow classmate atPfeiffer and I attended church with him for many years! Gone too,soon! Love and prayers for his family!

  • Dorma Washam Tabisz Posted March 16, 2018 6:26 pm

    I remember Henry as such a kind person while I was at Pfeiffer. I know you will miss him deeply. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of the family.

  • Frances G Scarboro Posted March 16, 2018 7:20 pm

    Special lady,I have been keeping you in my prayers and thoughts. May God give you comfort and wrap you in his loving arms during this difficult time.I love you.

  • Charlotte Cooper Cherry Posted March 17, 2018 7:43 am

    I am so sorry for your lost of Henry. I, too, was a classmate of his at Pfeiffer, and looked forward to seeing him on campus with his wonderful smile for everyone. I know he was a great counselor while he was at North Rowan because a young cousin of mine and her friends spoke so highly of him. Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers for peace and comfort. May your heats rejoice in his legacy and spirit. ♥️

  • Charlotte Helms Posted March 17, 2018 10:44 am

    Sheila, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the rest of the family during this time.

  • Kim Hardy Posted March 17, 2018 10:47 am

    Sheila,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s comfort over you and your family during this difficult time.
    Kim Hardy

  • Kerri Huffman Posted March 18, 2018 9:06 pm

    Sheila and Aaron,
    Henry was a true friend to anyone who knew him. I loved acting with him in the faculty plays at North Stanly: we had so many great laughs! He was also one I could turn to when I had questions or concerns about school. Henry made North Stanly a better place; he made the world a better place! He will be greatly missed! I pray God gives you and your families strength and healing during this difficult time. Heaven surely gained an angel (Psalm 91)!
    With Christian Love,
    Kerri Huffman

  • Drew Daniels Posted March 18, 2018 9:22 pm

    Condolences from Hickory High. Henry was the best. I had absolute respect for him and both the integrity and competence he brought to the job. Evidently Dr. Dan Massey did, too, because he brought Henry across the state to join us.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Henry was a great man, admired by all.

  • Angie Pugh Posted March 19, 2018 12:29 pm

    Shelia, I am so sorry to hear about Henry. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love, Angie

  • The Hubert Austin Family Posted March 24, 2018 12:09 pm

    Shelia sending you heart felt sympathy during this time of sorrow, may God wrap his loving hands around u during this time and forever. We love you.

    Geneva and Brian Austin

  • Harriett Seavey Posted March 30, 2018 7:29 pm

    So sorry to hear about Henry. He was the best.

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