Date of Death: June 18, 2024

Service Details

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 27th, 2024 at Hohner Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m., a funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Miller officiating. He will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery on Friday, June 28th, 2024 at 11:30 a.m.

Obituary Notice

Carl Wayne Henegar Sr., 83 years old of Schoolcraft, passed away Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall.

Carl was born January 20, 1941, in Kankakee, Illinois, the son of Carl and Verla Henegar, and graduated from Monroe High School.

Carl served 2 tours in Vietnam with the rank of Sergeant First Class.

He worked and retired from GM.

On June 7th, 1967 Carl married Bettie Collins. They were married and devoted to each other until Bettie passed away in 2017.

Carl enjoyed time with his family, loved playing golf, having his weekly poker games on Sunday, and his annual trip to Las Vegas with his close friends.

Carl transferred from the Ypsilanti, MI plant to open the new Three Rivers, MI GM plant in 1979, where he and Bettie raised their family.

Carl also owned and operated Carl’s Party Stop on South Main St. in Three Rivers while working at GM.

Carl battled Leukemia for 6 and a half years before passing.

Remaining to cherish his memory are one brother, Chuck (Kathy) Jennings; two sons, Wayne (Connie) Henegar of Schoolcraft and Bryan (Robyn) Hoffer, of Muncie, IN; three daughters, Rittia (David) Morris and Page Vaillancourt (Tom Leland), both of Portage, and Patricia (Joseph) Amadio of Marcellus; 13 grandchildren, Brandon, Hollie, and Austin Morris, Katie (Matt) Losik, Kayla (Chris) Mastos, Garrett Henegar, Breiann, Corey, and Lance Haag, Josh and Haleigh Hoffer, Antonio and Domonic Amadio; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie, on May 21, 2017.

Additional Information

Donations in Carl’s name may be directed to Elks Lodge #1248 or Three Rivers Eagles #2303, Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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  1. We got to enjoy Carl’s sense of humor when he would visit American Legion Post 210 in Middlebury, In. He loved coming for our Thursday night meat raffles and food. He was such a sweet guy who always made us smile! Until we meet again my friend, I will try to keep your buddy Joe out of trouble. 🤭

  2. I am truly saddened about this news as I recall the special kindness that Carl and Betty showed me as a young black kid growing up in Three Rivers. My time there was not always pleasant, however there was a bright light that God placed in my path that allowed me to become the man and grandfather that I am today. Carl and all the Henegar family showed me the caring and compassion that was needed during my impressionable years and for that I will always be greatfull. You have my deepest condolences.

  3. During my childhood, around the age of 7 or 8, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Henegar. My brother and I would frequently visit his convenience store in Three Rivers, enticed by the promise of the finest candy in the area. Mr. Henegar’s compassion and unwavering trustworthiness left an indelible mark on me. As he ascends to heaven, my heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the Henegar family and all who cherished his memory.” 🌹

  4. Carl was a friend the day he arrived in Three Rivers and moved in across the street from us on Buckhorn Road. My wife Shari and I did many things with Bette and Carl and always enjoyed their company and sense of humor. I played golf with Carl on the Elk’s league as well as many other places. I have fond memories of our times together and will always remember Carl saying “I love you man” when we parted. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carl’s family. Enjoy the memories as we will.

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