Published 11:38 am Friday, July 31, 2015
FRANKLIN — Edison Louis Henish II, known to his friends and acquaintances as Lou, was born to Edison Louis Henish, I and Hilda Kathleen Winter Henish on Jan. 29, 1943, in Jacksonville, Florida.
He passed away on May 15, 2015, in his home in Aguascalientes, Mexico. He lived on a farm Canandaigua, New York. during his childhood until his father rejoined the Navy and settled his family in the Norfolk area.
He graduated from Princess Anne High School in 1960. In his senior year he began to take a deep interest in the Bible, and after an intense study of the Bible he knew he wanted to teach others what he had learned so he dedicated his life as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1960 and continued in his teaching efforts until his death.
He met and married Thaya Corlew in 1964. They moved to Franklin in 1967. He worked with his brother-in-law, Jim Corlew, at Southern Tower Service Co. until 1995. He then joined the team at Century 21 Gold Market Realty, where he worked until their move to Aguascalientes, Mexico.
One of Lou and Thaya’s dreams was to serve teaching the Bible to English-speaking people in a foreign country, so the decision and arrangements were made to go to Mexico. Just before the move he learned that he was ill, but decided to go ahead with their plans. It proved to be a good decision. The warm acceptance of local friends and acquaintances made both he and his wife feel right at home. He often said it was the best thing he ever did!
He is survived by his wife, Thaya Henish; his son, Louis Foster; and two sisters, Kathleen Patterson (Doyle) and Jeannette Creekmore (William).
His brother, Gerald Henish, preceded him in death.
Also surviving him are his two granddaughters, Hannah and Lauren Foster; as well as three nieces and three nephews and a host of friends.
The memorial service will be at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 212 Morton St., Franklin, on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m.