Henry Felkner


Henry Felkner, 84, of Woodway, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 5, 2015.

Funeral Services: 2PM Thursday, September 10th at Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Roger Huff officiating. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park.

Visitation: 6 to 8PM Wednesday, September 9th at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Henry was born August 11, 1931 in Terrell to George Harry and Angie Mabel (Meeks) Felkner. He grew up on the family dairy farm in Reisel, Texas, and was a 1950 graduate of Reisel High School with three college football scholarships. Henry Street in Reisel is named in honor of him. Henry married Norma Robinson in 1951. They were married 47 years at the time of her passing in 1998.

In September 2000, Henry married Janice. They built a wonderful life together surrounded by family and friends. Henry loved going to the casino and spending time with his dear friends at Golden Corral. Henry also loved being a member of Woodway’s Citizen Police Academy. Being a part of the WPSD family was one of the greatest joys of his life. Henry loved his family. Henry also loved tinkering with his tractor and woodworking in his shop. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed sharing his hunting stories with his grandsons. Henry was one-of-a-kind and everyone who knew him loved him.

Henry was a successful homebuilder for 42 years and owner of Suburban Homes and Handy Henry. He built over three hundred homes in the Waco, Woodway, and China Spring area. Henry built three Nazarene churches and three church parsonages. He was co-owner of Builder’s Rental Supply and Alamo Sign. He also worked for Richards Equipment Company.

Henry was an active member of many organizations. He joined the Nazarene Church in 1957. He received the Outstanding Life Member Award from the Nazarene Church. He was a member of the Northwest Lions Club and was the Tail Twister. He was a member of HOT Home Builders Association and President. He was also a member of the National Homebuilder Association. He was a member of many commissions and boards, including, City of Waco Tax Abatement Board, Building and Standards Board, and Pluming Board. He was a current member of the City of Woodway’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and first wife, Norma (Robinson) Felkner.

Survivors include wife, Janice Felkner; son, Butch Henry Felkner and daughter-in-law, Pam Felkner; stepson, Travis Byrd; stepdaughter, Jennifer Crook and husband Bret; stepdaughter, Dianne Padgett and husband Jeff Padgett grandchildren, Melissa Felkner, Chris Felkner and fiancé Lacy, Austin Crook, Tristen Crook, Madison Crook, Ryan Padgett and Hayley Padgett; two great grandchildren, Preston Luke Felkner and Scarlett grace Felkner; and brother, DeWitt Felkner.

Henry will be missed by many who loved and respected him, but have the comfort of knowing he is with his Lord and Savior in Heaven.

Pallbearers will be Chris Felkner, Austin Crook, Ryan Padgett, Larry Felkner, Jacky Felkner, and Pete Cole. Honorary pallbearers are Tye White, the Shipley’s OFC and the officers of Woodway Public Safety Department. The family would like to acknowledge a special thanks to the owner and employees of Golden Corral of Waco and Woodway Public Safety Department. Memorials may be made to the Woodway Public Safety Association.

Thoughts and memories may be shared at www.LakeShoreFH.com.
Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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Condolence Messages

  1. Dolly Damsron Scott

    So sorry for your loss.prayers for you and your family.

  2. Joe & Darlene Burt

    Janice and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Henry. Our prayers go out to the family. He will be missed by many.

    Joe & Darlene Burt

  3. My deepest condolences to the loss of a wonderful man. Everyone loved Henry

  4. Henry is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known
    .great Christian man and a great mentor in the building profession…….

  5. Henry was such a nice guy, He will be missed..

  6. Kim Felkner Culverhouse

    We have such fond memories when all the Felkner cousins would get together and talk about the days growing up at the farm and Riesel football. I bet my Dad (Wesley Felkner) and Henry are sharing some good stories right nnow

  7. My beloved sister, You are in my prayers and thoughts. Henry is loved and will be missed. I will always be here for you. A sister’s love is unconditional. My deepest sympathy is sent to you. I love you ,Mary

  8. Richard and Markye Adams

    Dear Butch and Family of Henry,

    We were saddened to learn of Henry’s passing. We enjoyed many visits and gatherings with Henry and Norma. You all will be in our prayers as you face the coming days.
    Richard and Markye Adams

  9. Pete and Linda Peterson

    We are so sorry for your loss. Henry was a wonderful man and so friendly. He was so personable and could strike up a conversation with anyone, whether he knew them or not. We always enjoyed visiting with him and Janice at Shipley’s. He will be missed by many. It is comforting to know that he is now in Heaven with Jesus and no longer has any pain or sorrow.

  10. My condolences on the passing of your father. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  11. Dell & Suzanne Hall

    Very sorry for your loss Jan. Dell and I send our thoughts & prayers to you and your extended family for the passing of Henry. He brought humor many times when we ate at Golden Corral. He will be greatly missed. RIP Henry, you lived a remarkable life.

  12. Janice, I never did get to meet Henry but from people, they say he was a wonderful. loving, person.
    All the memories you have keep them tucked away & one day bring out a few of those memories & share
    for that’s how Henry will live on.
    Sorry for you & your family loss. Will keep you in our prayers.
    Linda & Ben Howard

  13. Henry was a beloved brother-in-law for 58 years. What a genuine, caring and capable person you were. I so enjoyed visiting with you, Butch, and Chris at the last family reunion in Arlington in 2011. It was fun to “catch up” and hear about your passion for the good things in life. I especially enjoyed watching Chris try to keep up with Preston also…great fun! And what beautiful memories of meals prepared by you and Norma for Patsy, me, Tim, and Becky. Also so much enjoyed the times we had to get to know and love Janice as well.
    You will be missed by many
    With love from Lester and family,

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