Elliott Sinclair Henley, was born to Eugene Henley and Almarie Taylor Jones on November 28, 1944 in Gary, Indiana.
Elliott was a graduate of Froebel High School in Gary, and Coyne Electrical Institute of Technology (Chicago,IL). He later attended numerous seminars and training sessions on the philosophy of sales, supervision and human relations.
He was employed by several retail grocery chains and independent food companies. The companies included Continental Baking Co. (Wonder Bread) where he was also a spokesman on television in a long running commercial for the company, as well as advising retailers on the types of new food items that were best for their customers, and making sure that all orders were filled and delivered.
He also held the position of Division Manager and Route Salesperson for Interstate Brand Corporation (Butternut Bread) as well as managing a Butternut Bread thrift store and supervising 14 employees. His knowledge gave him the opportunity to work for A.L. Williams Investment, Inc. selling term life insurance, mutual funds, Individual Retirement Accounts, annuities, etc.
Elliott was Honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps, after serving two separate tours of duty in Viet Nam as a Corporal and as a member of the Marine Corps Reserves.
On Thursday, June 12, 2014 Elliott received and answered the call to exchange time for eternity.
Preceded in death by his parents, he will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Maria Helen Henley, Maple Park, Illinois; two stepchildren, Cheska Eusebio and Heinz Harold Eusebio of Maple Park, Illinois; two aunts, Marcell LeFlore, of Gary, Indiana and Jimmie Goodloe of Canton, Mississippi; one sister, Veronica Hernandez of Las Vegas, Nevada; one nephew, Cirk L. Henley; special cousin, Brenda Taylor; devoted caregiver, Jesus Eusebio and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.
Funeral Service Galilee Baptist Church, June 24, 2014 1548 Madison Street Gary, Indiana Visitation 9 A.M. - 11 A.M. (family hour 10-11) Funeral service at 11 A.M., Pastor Charles M. Morgan officiating.