LeRay D. "Buck" Henry

Jul 2, 2019
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10:00 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Parish, 4535 Kimball Avenue,


4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 with a 7:00 PM time of sharing at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th Street, Waterloo


cremation following services for burial at a later date


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


LeRay Donald "Buck" Henry, 74, of Waterloo, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at his home.


He was born September 15, 1944, in Waterloo, the son of Ward H. and Irene Burk Henry and graduated in ­­­­­1962 from Waterloo East High School and in 1963 from Gates Business College.


Buck married Claudette Ellison on June 17, 1967, in Waterloo.


He retired on April 30, 2004, after 31 years with John Deere. He was a member of UAW Local #838.


He had attended Trinity Episcopal Parish. Buck enjoyed driving his Corvettes and classic cars.  His love of family and friends never went unnoticed. He loved lending a helping hand when needed to anyone who asked. His loving heart, quick wit, and smile will be missed by all who had the honor of getting to know him.


Buck is survived by his wife, Claudette; a daughter, Dawn (Roger) Selesky of Ankeny‚ Iowa; a son, Eric of Waterloo; two grandchildren, Alex Selesky and Paige Selesky; two sisters, Judy Henry and Kathy Barnett‚ and a brother, Mike‚ all of Waterloo; many nieces and nephews; and the family dogs, Toby, Dallas and Winnie Bae.


He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister in infancy, Janice Rae.

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  1. LaVon Kammerman | Jul 09, 2019

    To the family,

    So sorry for your loss.

    Prayers and Hugs!!!

    May God Bless You!!

  2. Rob and Rhonda Craft | Jul 04, 2019
    Claudette and family, Thoughts and prayers to all of you. May all your memories of Buck help you through this difficult  time. RIP  Buck. 
  3. Kim Feller Chapman | Jul 03, 2019
    Claudette and family, you may not remember me.  I babysat for you on Trible Road.  You were one of my favorite families!  I will always remember both of you and your children with much fondness.  I am sorry to hear of LeRay's passing, and I lift all of you up in prayer for peace and comfort.  May our Lord wrap you in his loving arms and give you the strength you will need in the days to come.  Peace be with you.
  4. dottie reimer | Jul 03, 2019
    Claudette and family.  It has been a long time since Trible Road, but we still have the good memories.  You are in my prayers at this sad time and please know Buck will always be with you.  Dottie Reimer
  5. Lon Peterson | Jul 03, 2019
     I enjoyed working with Buck when he was at Rydell Chevrolet. Always seemed in a good mood and was always willing to help. I also enjoyed visiting with him at area car shows. Another great guy lost. Rest in peace Buck.
  6. Heather Malek | Jul 03, 2019
    Claudette & Family- I am so sorry to hear Buck passed. He was a great man with a wonderful heart. He was always in a great mood, with a smile and a hug to share. I always will have fond memories of him. May the peace of your memories help you get through the hard days. Love, Chuck, Heather Malek & Family
  7. Charlene Jacobson | Jul 03, 2019
    Claudette,  Dennis and I are so sorry.  You and your family have it hard now; but I hope you have peace knowing Buck is at peace and has no more pain.  Whenever you get feeling really sad, taken a good 5 to 10 minutes and feel good and sorry for yourself.   And then turn your thoughts to happy thoughts.  Maybe the way he smiled or some funny saying he had.  Something to make you feel better.  This has always worked for me and I pray it works as well for you and your family, too.  

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