WATERTOWN, NY — Henry C. Schreckengost, 82, of State Route 3, Watertown, passed away Aug. 26, 2020, at Samaritan Medical Center.
Henry was born Oct. 23, 1937, in Summerville, Pennsylvania, the son of Henry W. and Dorothy Plyler Schreckengost. He attended school in Pennsylvania and entered the Army in 1956 and was discharged in 1958.
Henry married Diane Graham in 1959 in Watertown.
He worked at Fort Drum as a mechanic for several years at the Army Air Force Exchange, manager of the FBO at Fort Drum, worked for Graham Construction and later drove truck for J.B. Hunt. From 1965 to 1971 he also ran Al and Hanks Sunoco Station. He was also a former auxiliary sheriff for Jefferson County.
He is survived by a son Carl (Ona) Schreckengost, Dexter; two daughters, Ruth (Kevin) Benware, Watertown, and Carla Easter, N. Carolina; grandchildren include Ryan, Katrina, Melissa, Diane, Paige and Derick; four great-grandchildren, a brother Jack and Donnarae Schreckengost and a sister Jane Kinzey all of Pennsylvania; and two half brothers, John Wolf and Tommy Wolf of Pennsylvania.
He was predeceased by his wife Diane on Sept. 14, 1985, and a brother, William, just a few weeks ago.
Per his wishes, his body will be cremated and there will be no calling hours or funeral. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at dexterfuneralhome.com.