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Henry Navarro

Date: 01/03/2018
Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Visitation Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Date: 01/03/2018
Time: 3:00 pm

Service Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO



Henry C. Navarro of Wentzville, Missouri passed away peacefully on December 24, 2017 at the age of 72. He was the beloved husband of JoAnn Navarro, who preceded him in death. Henry was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico on February 18, 1945 to the late Ricardo Navarro and Maria Cortez Navarro. Henry began his military career in the navy, serving two tours in Vietnam after which he joined the United States Army, serving another tour in Vietnam. He was a very proud military veteran, being awarded the bronze star after his final tour. He then continued a nearly 30 year career with the Bureau of Prisons, retiring as an investigator in 1996. He enjoyed life in many cities across the country with his family, was the star chef of the house, and loved to go fishing. He was an avid domino player who loved to compete with his brothers, leaving them with many stories to tell. Henry will always be remembered for his generosity and care for others, always ensuring any family member in need was taken care of. He cherished 34 years of marriage to his wife JoAnn, before her passing this year. He was known for his tremendous outlook on life, and never knew a stranger. Henry is survived by two daughters; Bethany Florence of London, England and Karolyn (Brian) Hilgert of Creve Coeur Missouri, a sister Sally Gomez (Donald), 4 brothers, Isidro (Isabel) Navarro, Trinidad (Frances) Navarro, Jimmy (Gloria) Navarro and Mike (Bernice) Navarro, 4 grandchildren; Adrienne, Lannon, Millie and Cullen, and many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Angela, Melanie and Alex who made a special trip to visit Henry in the ICU while in route to another uncle’s funeral in Wilmington, Delaware; to Sue Brown, Katie Schuh, and his neighbor Dan for all their help and dedication to Henry, and to the ICU staff at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis, whose compassion will never be forgotten by our family. He was proceeded in death by his brothers Joe, Ignacio, Danny and Raymond. Henry was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend to many. He will long be remembered for the many lives he touched with his unforgettable character. His strength, love, devotion and kind spirit will live forever in the hearts of all who knew him. Services will be conducted by his brother Jimmy Navarro.

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