Mark Anthony Henry very suddenly departed this life in the early morning hours of December 23, 2021. He was born on February 23, 1962 in Springfield, Ohio. He was preceded in death by the man that took him in and loved him like his own son, Charles Ryland Sacra; his father, George Henry; his mother, Janet Lopees; and his father-in-law, David V. Bowling.
Mark is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Katherine Bowling-Henry; his son, Cole (Serena Triscari); and grandson, Easton Colt Henry; his son, Chase (Zoe Webb); his sisters, Angela Coley (Jimmy), Rose Henry (Craig), Deana Turner (Darren); his brothers, Rob and Ryan Lopees; brother-in-law, David W. Bowling (Michele); his mother-in-law, Monica Bowling; and stepmother, Diane Henry. Mark is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews, and many other people who considered him an honorary dad or uncle. He had countless special friends that are left to grieve but were truly touched by his amazing spirit. He was a mentor, a friend, a warm hug, a pat on the back, a kick in the ass, a “let's sit down and chat” kind of man. He made you feel important, but more importantly always made you feel loved.
After traveling to many countries as a military “brat”, he settled in Prince George, where he graduated from Prince George High School in 1980. Living in other countries made Mark a true lover of the United States of America. He preached continuously about the value of this country and to honor it at every given opportunity.
In 1983, Mark became a partner in Colonial Heights Muffler. He worked tirelessly growing the business and became the sole owner in 1999. He continued to expand the business into what is now Colonial Heights Autoworks. Mark always had a love of cars, boats, and pretty much anything that moved. He enjoyed powerboat racing during his younger years, but his passion always remained in automobiles. He fostered that passion by building many custom vehicles for people over the years. His work ethic was admired by many; his strength and love were second to none. To have known him was to know a true legend.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2021 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the Keystone Antique Truck & Tractor Museum, 880 W Roslyn Road, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.