Henry J. Wirth

August 28, 2013 


Henry J. Wirth peacefully passed away on Aug. 25, 2013 at John Knox Care Center, Lee’s Summit. Henry was born on Jan. 9, 1926 in California, Mo.

Henry proudly served in the US Marine Corps in WWII in the South Pacific. He came home to work several jobs before a 32 ½ year career as a Millwright for General Motors at the Leeds Assembly Plant in Kansas City. Henry always enjoyed travel and was able to enjoy visiting attractions throughout the U.S., Hawaii and Europe. After retirement in 1982 Henry shared his talent of drawing, painting and wood carving with his extended family and numerous friends. Henry was a member of Lee’s Summit First Baptist Church, a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Henry was preceded in death by parents, Henry F. and Grace L. Wirth, two sisters; Lois and Helen, and one brother Robert.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Rose Alice (Wood), sons Dennis and wife Faye of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Delbert with wife Debby of Greenwood. Extended family includes newlywed grandson Stephen and Emily, granddaughter, Hanna, newlywed step-granddaughter, Deana Prock-Gentile, step-grandson, Paris Prock and step great-grandchildren; Erin Davis, Krysten Prock, Chloe Prock and Brooklyn Prock.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Aug. 29, at Langsford Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior. Burial is at Floral Hills East Cemetery.

His family requests in lieu of flowers to consider a gift to the Village Hospice, 400 NW Murray Rd. Lee’s Summit, MO., 64081 or the First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit, 2 N.E. Douglas, Lee’s Summit, MO., 64063 as an alternative.

Online condolences may be left for the family at Langsfordfuneralhome.


(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third Street, Lee’s Summit, MO., 64063, 816-524-3700.)

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