John Charles Henning

August 1, 1946 - August 1, 2019

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John Charles Henning passed away on August 1, 2019, his 73rd birthday. Beloved son of the late John C. and Mary Lou Henning, dear brother of James and Greg Henning, Lynne (Chuck) Easton, uncle of Josh and Aaron (Anna) Easton, and great uncle of MJ Easton.

John was an active participant in the Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from St. Xavier High School and attended the University of Cincinnati before enlisting in the military. John was a USAF veteran, serving as a jet engine mechanic during the Vietnam War era. After his honorable discharge, he embarked on a career as a flavor compounding technician and held multiple positions until his retirement in 2008.

John was an avid NASCAR fan, closely following each race and writing a post-race analysis for friends and family. Earlier he had driven competitively in local NHRA races, bringing home several trophies.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the committal service on Friday August 9, 2019 at 1:45pm at Dayton National Cemetery, 4400 W. 3rd Street, Dayton, Ohio 45428. Phone (937) 268-2221. The service procession will start promptly at 1:45pm. Please plan to meet at Assembly Area B no earlier than 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UC Health Foundation (UC Medical Center), 3200 Burnet Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229.

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Jim Teufel - Aug 4, 2019
I will always remember the times I was able to tag along with my older brother Chuck and his best friend John. They took me to my first drag race when I was a youngster and loved being involved in the car culture that John loved so much. His stories were legendary and his love of life was something to witness. He lived life to the fullest and I am glad I got to spend time with him, first as a youngster and later as an adult. Quite the character you were John and my memories of you will be with me always.
Chuck Teufel - Aug 4, 2019
Rest in peace my friend. I Have know John for a long time. He will be greatly missed. We shared many good times together. He could tell stories about his time in the Air Force that would make you laugh out loud. We both had a love of Chevrolet cars. He had a fondness for Camaros and I liked Corvettes. I will be rooting for his favorite Nascar driver Jimmie Johnson. Even though you are gone, the memory of you will always be in my heart. Rest in peace until we meet again someday.