David Clayton Henry, 83 departed this life on November 7 th , 2022 at Maryland Eastern Shore
Regional Health in Easton MD after an illness.
He was born on November 21 st , 1938 in Bozman, MD to the late Hayward Lankford and
Catherine Elizabeth Henry. He was the second of eight children.
David was a graduate of Robert Russa Moton High School and received his B.S. from Maryland
State College, currently known as University of Maryland Eastern Shore. During his time at Maryland
State, David was initiated in Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He then moved to New York to obtain a
Masters plus 30, from New York University.
He had a successful teaching career which began in Chestertown, MD before moving to New
York where he taught math and keyboarding in the New York City Public School system. He then moved
on to Kingsborough Community College where he was a Dean/ Director of Evening Studies for one year
and a Professor of Secretarial Science until his retirement in 1995.
David enjoyed the outdoors. He loved boating, fishing, hunting, building and flying RC Model
Airplanes. He also loved gardening and spending time with family and friends. David leaves to mourn
three children; Cinetta (Darryl) Brittingham, (NJ), David Henry Jr. (St. Michaels, MD), Darian (Shalee)
Henry (DE); four grandchildren; Alena and Weymouth Brittingham Jr., (Cinetta & Darryl) and Abrianna
and Emmanuel Henry (David Henry Jr. & Amanda Penuela) ; four brothers; William Henry (Hurlock, MD),
Dwight (Meredith) Henry, (Mc Daniel, MD), Rev. Eric (Rev. Nadine) Henry (Harrington, DE) and Monte
Henry (Mc Daniel, MD); two sisters; Pamela (Jill Christianson) Henry (Colombia, MD) and Marla (Harold)
Baines (St. Michaels, MD); a sister in-law, Janet Goldsborough (St. Michaels, MD); a devoted friend
Charles Warner; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Preceding David in death were his parents Hayward and Catherine Henry, his wife, Evetta Henry,
his daughter Thea Henry, his brother Hayward Henry. Two brothers -in-law, James Goldsborough and
Wallace Goldsborough and two sisters- in-law, Joan Henry and Gloria Henry.