Silver, Henry Lee
Henry Lee Silver


Morganton, Burke County, NC

Henry Lee Silver, 92, of North Green Street, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Grace Hospital after an extended illness.

Born in Burke County on May 13, 1909, he was a son of the late David Alonzo and Zeney Norman Silver. Mr. Silver was a faithful member of the El Bethel Baptist Church where he served as the church treasurer for 27 years. Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent, Lifetime Deacon, Brotherhood Director and a member of the Adult Men's Sunday School Class.

He had retired from Drexel Heritage after 29 years, was a member of the 1930 graduating class of Morganton High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He was an avid gardener and handyman.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Theresa Kincaid Silver; brothers, John Clarence Silver and Earl Douglas Silver and sister, Buena Coffey.

Surviving are: son, Dennis Silver and wife, Sandi, of Melbourne, FL; daughter: Marilyn Saulman and husband, Ralph, of Morganton; brother, James Gaston Silver of Parker, IN; sister, Lennie Harris of Morganton; grandchildren, Jonathan Saulman and wife Kelly, Phillip Silver, David Silver; step-grandchildren, Amy Hottle, Lisa Hottle and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at El Bethel Baptist Church with the Reverends Ron Cooper, David Bean and Jimmy Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites performed by the Morganton Ceremonial Team.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Kirksey Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at the home of Mr. Silver on North Green Street.

Memorials to Mr. Silver's memory may be made to the El Bethel Fellowship Hall Fund, P.O. Box 2518, Morganton, NC 28655 or to the American Heart Association, c/o Donna Smith, P.O. Box 560, Rutherford College, NC 28671.
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Transcriber: John (James) Silver

Last updated 8/12/2003 Barney Kaufman