Henry B. Head, Jr., 83, of LaBellevue Street, Morganton, NC died Sunday, October 11, 2009 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born in Rutherford County, NC on May 22, 1926, he was the son of the late Henry Branscom Head, Sr. and Irene Porter Head. Henry was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he was active in church leadership. He was a deacon, a trustee, and was instrumental in founding Shepherd’s Kitchen. Henry was a graduate of N. C. State University and was a retired employee of Great Lakes Carbon Corporation. He was an avid golfer.Henry is survived by his wife, Doris Moody Head of the home; a daughter, Elaine Head Taylor and fiancée, David Fuge, and her children, Jordan and Jamison Taylor, all of Concord, NC; a brother, Lewis Head and wife, Mary Sue, of Rutherfordton, NC; and sisters, Margaret Burgess of Forest City, NC and Susan Hance and husband, Paul, of Bessemer City, NC.

In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by a brother, David Head.The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Calvary Baptist Church with Reverends Larry Thompson and David Pace officiating. Burial will follow in Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. At other times the family will be at the residence on LaBellevue Street, Morganton. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 407 South Green Street, Morganton, NC 28655 or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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