Henry Huntsinger

Published 5:40 pm Monday, December 12, 2011

Henry Samuel Huntsinger, 92, of School Road, Mill Spring died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 in the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum.
Born in Polk County, he was the son of the late V. H. and Maude Rowe Huntsinger.
A graduate of Mill Spring High School, Henry served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army and was an MIA. Henry retired from the North Carolina State Highway Department as a supervisor in l982. He was a founding member of the Mill Spring Fire Department, a member of the Jeff L. Nelson Masonic Lodge #605 and the VFW Post #9116, where he served as a member of the Polk County Burial Squad for many years.
He was elected as a Polk County commissioner in l982, serving for 12 years. Henry also served on the board of directors of Tryon Federal Bank since l975, served on the Polk County School Board and served on the Polk County Social Service Board. He was a lifelong member of Mill Spring First Baptist Church, where he was the longest serving deacon.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Hazel Bradley Huntsinger; a son, Michael Huntsinger of Mill Spring; and two granddaughters, Alisha Huntsinger and Shelley Huntsinger. Also surviving is a great-granddaughter, Emma Huntsinger.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 11 in the Mill Spring Baptist Church, Mill Spring, with Rev. David Bame and Rev. Dean Elliott officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery, with military rites by the Polk County Burial Squad.
Memorials may be made to Mill Spring First Baptist Church, 4750 Hwy. 108 East, Mill Spring, N.C. 28756 or to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn. 37214-0800 or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722.
An on-line guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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