In Memory

Maurice Henry

Maurice Henry

Maurice J. Henry

July 4, 1956 ~ February 22, 2021 (age 64)


Maurice J. Henry, 64, called Wilmington, Ohio home when he passed 22 February 2021. Maurice was a proud native son of Springfield, Ohio.

He was born July 4, 1956 in Springfield, Ohio the son of Morris and Maxine (Stewart) Henry.  Maurice graduated from Springfield North High School and Wilmington College.  He retired from UPS after many years of dedicated service. 

Maurice loved to travel, filling multiple passports with stamps worldwide and driving almost every road in the US. He was Google maps before Google. Ask him how to get from one part of the country to the next, and he would give you turn-by-turn directions and possibly where each speed trap was as well.

Maurice was best known for having a heart of gold. He loved to put it to work, helping everyone he could no matter if they could offer him something in return. He would often give what money he had to those in need and had an open door for anyone who needed a hot shower and a place to sleep. Pick any city in southwest Ohio, and you will find someone that Maurice has helped lift up in some way, shape, or form. He was an amazing soul that has left a void that will never be filled again. He was loved by all and will be missed forever.

Maurice is survived by his sons. Maurice Jr. and David; his grandchildren, Isabella, Audrey, and Okpara and his siblings, Jackie, Linda, and Bruce and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life service is pending.


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03/02/21 09:18 PM #4    

John Scott

I knew Maurice since Junior High School. His gentle way helped me learn how to show grace and kindness to everyone I meet. He will be missed. My Heart goes out to his family. Deepest Condolences 

03/03/21 06:50 AM #5    

David Zeller

I played baseball against Maurice in the city leagues. I looked forward to playing with him at North but he chose to run track instead. He was a great athlete, a great guy, always smiling and positive.  RIP my friend!

03/03/21 08:10 AM #6    

Matt Cahill

Right before he retired, Maurice was delivering a UPS package to a neighbor. When we saw each other we hugged and then shared old stories for over an hour. Some of his deliveries were late that day! We traded phone numbers and chatted again a few months later. He was always a kind, funny and good natured gentleman from the first time I met him to the last. RIP Maurice. The world lost a really good one.

03/03/21 09:52 AM #7    

James Mark Porter

I am deeply saddened by Maurice's passing. Though I have not seen Maurice in over 45 years (welcome to the club), I have thought of him often over the years. I lament that his grandkids will not have the joy of his presence, seeing the world with him. Safe travels, friend.

03/03/21 10:36 AM #8    

Mark Lucas

Such a class act! Can't remember ever seeing Maurice without a smile on his face. We lost a good one ... I feel so honored in knowing Maurice. Thanks for the memories, Rest In Peace my friend!


03/04/21 10:37 AM #9    

Ellen Johnson

Maurice has been a friend since kindergarten.  While I had not seen him in a while, I always appreciated that he would occasionally stop by and see my mom!  It meant a lot to her and to me as well.  Maurice was one of the the kindest, most positive people, and he will be missed by many.  RIP, my friend!

03/05/21 06:27 AM #10    

Curt Steiner

Really sorry to hear about Maurice.  A terrific person.  The comments here are a great tribute.


03/07/21 10:15 AM #11    

Debra Roberts (Crum)

Maurice had a kindness about him even in high school, never loud, never calling attention to himself or feeling the need to. My sister dated his brother at one point, it made me feel like I knew him better than I really did.  Have not seen him in many years, but I remember him fondly and will miss him.

03/08/21 05:52 AM #12    

Michael Young

Define gentleman, Maurice Henry 

03/08/21 02:54 PM #13    

Sharon Mastrorilli (Hanson)

I remember Maurice from having classes together. He had a genuine smile with a genuine and kind personality. His latest picture still shows that. My sincere condolences.

Sharon Mastrorilli Hanson

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