MOUNT VERNON — Orval Gail Henthorn, 82, of Goose Creek, SC, formerly of Mount Vernon passed away Friday evening, Nov. 2, 2018, at the Ralph A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC. He was born July 3, 1936, in Danville to the late Cletice Henthorn and Marie (Dickson) Henthorn Heaton.

Gail honorably served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. In 1991, he retired from the Newark Air Force Base.

Gail is survived by his daughters, Sheila (James) Gallick of Goose Creek, SC, and Cynthia (Neil) Hersman of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers, Lloyd (Diane) Henthorn of Mount Vernon, Garland Henthorn of Mount Vernon and Dean (Emily) Henthorn of Mount Vernon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Gail was preceded in death by his wife, Ada (Carper) Henthorn on Nov. 7, 2013.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. Gail will be laid to rest beside his wife, Ada, in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Orval Gail Henthorn.


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