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Leon Wayne Henard, age 57

Leon Wayne Henard, 57, of Cabot, AR passed away on Tuesday, April 18th, 2023. He was born on the Fourth of July in 1965 in Little Rock, AR to his mom, Carolyn Henard and dad, Leonard Wayne Henard.   He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and stopped working after 37 years at River City Hydraulics.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jenny Henard and his children, Rachel Inez and Kayla Marie Henard, his four-legged sons, Tiger and Prettyboy Floyd, and his grand dogs Luna, Remi Jean, and Ruby. His father, Leonard Wayne (Sandy) Henard, siblings: Tracy (Michelle) Henard, Kevin (Sandra) Henard, Janice Henard, half-sisters Theresa Phillips and Misty (Matthew) Mosley. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Ann Henard, grandparents: Richard “Switch Cat” and Inez Henard and Lillian and William Dozier, and several aunts and uncles.

He loved spending time with his family going hunting, to the horse races, and the casinos. After he stopped working, he enjoyed spending time at his brother, Kevin’s, car lot. Wayne was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. The stories will never be told right and the cards will never be dealt the same. He will be truly missed to all that knew him.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 5:00-7:00pm at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 9:30am at St. Jude’s Catholic Church.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Travis Simpson Posted April 21, 2023 12:16 PM

    Some of my favorite memories of Wayne revolve around the summers spent at the Optimist club playing baseball chasing foul balls. One day my Step-dad stuck his index finger out and said Wayne bet you cant bend it….Wayne grabbed it and proceed to break it…he felt bad but my dad said. Don’t I should have know better. RIP My Good Friend

  • Deborah K Cottrill Posted April 21, 2023 12:18 PM

    R.I.P cuz rejoice with all family members in heaven love you

  • Jeanette Vann Posted April 21, 2023 12:27 PM


  • Mickey Hindman Conrad Posted April 21, 2023 1:25 PM

    I’m so very sorry, Jenny

  • Dewayne (Pooh) Winchester Posted April 21, 2023 1:33 PM

    Wayne you will be miss big guy. You touch a lot of hearts with you love of life.. we will meet again my friend..

  • Mike Williams Posted April 21, 2023 1:39 PM

    He was a good man , I hated to hear that

  • Donna thurston Posted April 21, 2023 1:42 PM

    My prayer for the family is PEACE…..
    I took Wayne to his first state fair and he spiraled a football thru the tire and won me a teddy bear……this is my fond memory…….RIP WAYNE…. Donna Huffmaster Thurston

  • Donna Harvey Posted April 21, 2023 2:44 PM

    So sorry for your loss Misty! You, your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Michael Lewis Posted April 21, 2023 2:47 PM

    Fond memories fill my heart remembering all of the softball memories. RIP Wayne. Prayers for the family.

  • Bill House Posted April 21, 2023 2:49 PM

    Many days with him and his brother both across from house playing baseball in a vacant lot god bless you and yours🙏🏻

  • Joey Biggs Posted April 21, 2023 4:02 PM

    Grew with the Henards at the ballpark 😊⚾️ Prayers for the Family 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Michael Jones Posted April 21, 2023 4:57 PM

    Wayne was one good guy that I will miss he always was there if me and Janice needed anything always one happy guy and always took care of is family praying for is family love you sir

  • Karen Norman Matte Posted April 21, 2023 6:19 PM

    I will always treasure my memories with Wayne in high school. He was a complete gentleman with a big heart. I enjoyed our occasional Facebook chats and my heart breaks for Jenny and the girls. Sending lots of love and prayers.

  • Lisa (Smith) Eiland Posted April 21, 2023 6:52 PM

    I’m so sorry for yall loss. I’ve known Wayne most my life. Growing up I spent every deer season with the Henards. They became family. I don’t have a hunting memory Wayne is not in. Praying for Jenny and his girls and the rest of the family. Love you all.

  • Phyllis Ruocco Posted April 21, 2023 8:24 PM

    He has flown from this earthly cage to the heavenly nest. May his soul find all its needs provided there and all that is necessary for its continued journey through the worlds of God. Heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family he leaves behind.

  • Jeff & Erma Gray Posted April 21, 2023 8:55 PM

    Jenny, Rachel, Kayla I’m so very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person a great cousin to us. We love y’all and pray God comforts you through these difficult days.

  • O.D and Susan Kumpe Posted April 21, 2023 9:11 PM

    O.D. and I are so very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was a great neighbor and friend and we will miss him greatly. Wayne was usually waving at us a block away and had that bright smile on his sweet face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Jeremy Penland Posted April 22, 2023 5:28 PM

    I worked with Mr. Wayne for 13 years. He taught me a ton that I will never forget! There was never a dull moment when Wayne was around. You will be missed Wayne, your friend Jeremy ( 17 )

  • Cathie Sams Posted April 22, 2023 8:06 PM

    So sorry for your loss 🙏

  • AJ Sams Posted April 22, 2023 9:14 PM

    Sorry for your loss Kevin. Prayers to your whole family, He was a good guy. 🙏🙏 He will be missed.

  • Harvey and Donna Watson Posted April 24, 2023 8:36 AM

    Jenny and girls, So sorry for the loss of your precious Husband and Dad. He will truly be missed by so many including us.

  • Alana (Powers) Walker Posted April 24, 2023 11:12 AM

    A lot of fond memories of Wayne from high school and him hanging at our house. He was such a wonderful person. Prayers for him and his family during this time.

  • Lori Lombardi Posted April 24, 2023 7:29 PM

    I am praying so hard for you and your family-for peace, for comfort, for whatever you need right now and in the days ahead. So very sorry.

  • Chris Batastini Posted April 25, 2023 11:19 AM

    Remember all of the Henard boys. (You too Janice). I remember when Wayne was in PCB for his daughters softball game and we met up after SEVERAL years! RIP Wayne and prayers to all of the family members.

  • Shiretta Pfalser Posted April 26, 2023 8:20 AM

    So very sorry – keeping your family in prayers.

  • John Watson Posted April 26, 2023 11:09 AM

    So sorry Jenny, a good man good friend.

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