The Obit For Hank Justice

Henry Justice

Published in The Southern Illinoisan from 6/4 to 6/5/2009


DU QUOIN - Henry B. Justice, 76, passed away suddenly at 11:36 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009, in Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.

Henry was born Aug. 31, 1932, in Du Quoin, a son to Clyde H. and Edna M. (Burris) Justice.

On Sept. 27, 1952, he married Mary E. Hartwell in Pinckneyville, and she survives.

After playing one year with the Brooklyn Dodgers minor league baseball team, he returned home to Du Quoin because of his father's failing health. From 1952 through 2005, he was involved in the ownership and operation of Du Quoin Iron and Supply. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Du Quoin and Elks Lodge in Du Quoin. He was an avid golfer and member of Sugar Mill Country Club in Florida, Red Hawk Country Club in Pinckneyville and a member and former champion of Southern Illinois Seniors Golf Association. He also loved fishing and hunting quail.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Justice of Du Quoin; son, James "Jim" H. (Kellee) Justice of Du Quoin; two daughters, Cynthia A. (David) Huite of Du Quoin and Susan E. (John) Stratton of Du Quoin; two sisters, Ann Schumacher and Mary (Ed) Williams, both of Phoenix; nine grandchildren, Alicia, Alex, Josh, Matt, Stacy, Shari, Stevee, Jarrod and Jordee; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pyatt Funeral Home in Du Quoin, with Pastor Tim Scroggins officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Du Quoin. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Du Quoin Youth Club.

For more information or to sign an online guest register, visit www.pyattfuneralhome.com.