James E. Henthorn
MSGT USMC (Ret)
Jim Henthorn was born December 18, 1939 in Oklahoma City, OK. He ascended into Heaven on February 11, 2021 at his home in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife of 46 years Janet and daughter Troy Jean by his side.
Jim is predeceased by his father, Troy G. Weems and mother, Zelma Morris Weems, his sister Jean Ellen Lawson and a host of beloved relatives.
Jim’s wife, Janet Marie Henthorn, remains to treasure his memory, along with Jim’s children: daughters Troy Jean Henthorn (husband Jay Etheridge) and Stephanie Michelle Henthorn; and sons James Edward Henthorn, II and William Roland Henthorn (wife Karla). He has five granddaughters and one grandson, and nine great grandchildren, with another on the way.
Jim graduated from Central High School in 1958. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he found his true calling in life. He retired after 22 years of honorable service, but at heart remained a Marine for the rest of his life.
After retiring from the Marine Corps in 1981, Jim began working at Tinker Air Force Base DRMO, where he was hired immediately as a supervisor due to his years of experience leading Marines. He retired after 20 years of service at Tinker.
Jim was an excellent marksman, and enjoyed both competitive shooting and shooting for fun with friends. Jim was a wonderful gardener, and since he loved fresh vegetables so much, he took a great delight in growing them and sharing the bounty with friends. The biggest treasure of all was his family and the friendships he developed over a lifetime filled with adventure.
Jim was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002 due to Agent Orange exposure during his combat tours in Vietnam. The fight against this particular enemy ebbed and flowed over the years, but it returned with a vengeance six years ago. Jim leaned into the fight, determined to live his excellent life, and underwent every conceivable treatment available until finally enduring two clinical trials, the last of which ended in November 2020 after it failed to work. Integris Hospice was called, and the staff was so helpful as Jim began to suffer the effects of the now-rapidly spreading cancer. The family is so thankful for their tender care of Jim, and of Janet.
Jim knew God. He knew Jesus. He knew who provided his strength, and with whom he would spend eternity in Glory. Jim was a quiet and private man about so many things. But he knew with absolute certainty that Jesus was his Savior and he had invited Jesus into his heart. That brings us all an immeasurable peace. And, in the depths of sorrow, joy.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Thursday, February 18, 2020, at the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Due to weather the family has canceled the visitation for Wednesday.
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 2/18/2021 at 01:55 PM, Central Standard Time.