Rick L. Henthorn, 70, of Mount Vernon passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Rick was born on December 22, 1952 in Mount Vernon to the late Camden and Janice (Schisler) Henthorn. He graduated in 1971 from Mount Vernon High School. Rick drove for Western Auto and Chattanooga Glass before attending Columbus State to major in IT. He shifted careers and then worked for BP Oil and Richland Engineering. He retired from Richland Engineering.
Rick is survived by his loving wife, Jane (Bostic) Henthorn whom he married on November 17, 1972. They were blessed with 3 children, Jennifer (Tim) Henthorn-Driver, Jessica (Jeff) Strong and Jeremy (Christi) Henthorn; 4 grandchildren, Abigail Strong, Alexis Strong, Xavier Driver and Grayson Driver. He was also proceeded in death by his in-laws, Walter & Myrtle Bostic.
Rick was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. He also belonged to Ivory Mountain gun club. He enjoyed camping and blacksmithing. He was known for his iron roses and crosses. Another passionate hobby was that of building dollhouses. The first was built for his granddaughters and from there he provided several dollhouses to be auctioned for charitable causes and to special children. His greatest joy was his family and spending quality time together. He made sure he taught each of his children and grandchildren the importance of survival skills. He continued to practice those survival skills in a new way after experiencing serious life changing injuries from a near fatal car crash 30 years ago. He remained a role model for the entire family. He never gave up.
The family will receive family and friends from 1 p.m. until the time of a funeral service at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Avenue Mount Vernon with Rev. Joe Proudfoot and Rev. Russ Gumm officiating. The family will observe a private burial.
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