Henry Rowcliff, Sr.

JUNCTION CITY — Henry Rowcliff, Sr., 71, of Junction City, passed away Monday, October 5, 2020, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

He was born January 2, 1949, the son of Cyril Rowcliff and Hazel Virginia (Bull) Rowcliff. He married Mary M. Mays on February 24, 1970, and she survives in Junction City.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, Mary Rowcliff of Junction City, he is also survived by three sons: Henry Rowcliff, Jr. of Junction City, Greg Rowcliff and wife Christy of Centralia and Fred Rowcliff of Junction City; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; seven brothers: Howard Rowcliff, John Rowcliff, Francis Rowcliff, Herman Rowcliff, Bill Rowcliff and Clifford Rowcliff; three sisters: Helen Hull, Christine Johnson and Wilma Ward; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son: David Rowcliff, four brothers: Harold Rowcliff, Charles Rowcliff, Jim Rowcliff, and Wesley Rowcliff, and five sisters: Trudy Rowcliff, Josephine Rowcliff, Wanita Altom, Carol Hancock and Esther Rowcliff.

Henry served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, he was very proud of his service. Anyone that knew or met Henry will always remember him for his humor and a big heart. Henry loved spending time with his family and friends.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7: p.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, where those in attendance will be asked to wear a mask and observe social distancing.

A private family Celebration of Life service for Henry Rowcliff will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2020, with the service being live broadcasted for family and friends which, can be accessed by going to sutherlandfuneralhome.com website and clicking on Henry’s obituary. Military Honors will be accorded at the funeral home by the American Legion Post 446 and V.F.W. Post 2055.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Rowcliff family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com and the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home Facebook page.