James Henry Obituary (2021) – Los Angeles, California
January 25, 1920 – September 6, 2021 James Theodore Henry, better known as Ted, passed away peacefully at the age of 101 on September 6, 2021 at his home in Bel Air. Ted was born in Butler, MO to Walter Whittier Henry and Jessie Hope Stubblefield, the fourth of five children. He worked as a radio operator for the CCC during the Great Depression as a child. Ted moved to California in 1939 where he attended Long Beach City College, then graduated with a political science degree from UCLA. He opened a branch of his brother’s business, Henry Radio, in Los Angeles in 1941, which focused on the sale of amateur radio equipment. During World War II, the company focused on manufacturing crystals for radio equipment used during the war. He married Meredith Manley in 1942, compatriot Bruin and his first employee at Henry Radio. They were married for 63 years when Meredith died of lung cancer in 2005. Henry Radio’s Los Angeles branch became the company’s primary location and later became a fixture for radio amateurs around the world. . His call sign was W6UOU and he was often found on the radio talking to people all over the world. Ted and Meredith lost their house and all of their belongings in the Bel Air fire in 1961 and were rebuilt from the ground up. He was a longtime UCLA sports fan, a friend and neighbor of John Wooden, and was found at every UCLA basketball game from the 1950s to the 1980s. included photography, ham radio, historical non-fiction reading, and travel. He has resided in the Westside of LA for over 80 years. Ted is survived by his children, Sharyn Brackett, Kathy Clark and her husband Dennis, as well as Ted Henry and his wife Sharon, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings, his wife Meredith, and a grandchild. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and he will be dearly missed.
Posted by Los Angeles Times on October 3, 2021.