Henry George Bennison

December 27, 1935 - February 3, 2019
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Henry G. Bennison, 83, of Galveston, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family. Henry was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston. He married the love of his life, Betty Bennison on December 18, 1965. He graduated from Tivy High School in Kerrville, TX. Henry earned a teaching certificate from Texas State University. He went on to teach at Ball High School in the 60’s, where he met his wife. He also taught at Peterson Middle School in Kerrville during the 80’s. He served in the United States Coast Guard for 43 years until he retired as a Senor Chief.  Henry was a lifelong member of Grace Episcopal Church in Galveston and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kerrville. He was a member of the antique and horse and carriage club of San Antonio, Sons of Hermann, the Shrine and Masonic lodge. He served as president for some time of the TPA Galveston chapter. He also served as troop leader of the Boy Scouts during the early 60’s in Kerrville. He loved traveling, fishing, hunting, boating, taking pictures, spending time at his home in Kerrville and most of all spending time with his family.

Henry is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Bennison; father, Henry H. Bennison; and mother, Marvel Bennison. Henry is survived by his daughter, Betsy Milina and husband Vernon “Bubba” Milina of Galveston; son, Henry “Butch” Bennison and wife Tina Bennison of Clear Lake; grandchildren: Richard Betts, Ambur Betts and husband Danny Coyne, Amanda Betts, Ashlee Iliffe and husband Thomas Iliffe, Joey Milina and wife Emily Milina, Matthew Milina, and Grace Milina; great grandchildren: Kayla Betts, Aubree Betts, Deklen Coyne, Mia Betts and Wyett Betts; adopted daughter, Kerry Peeks of Mineral Wells, TX; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Henry’s family will receive visitors from 5-7 pm on Thursday, February 7 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10:00 am Friday, February 8 at Grace Episcopal Church. Burial and graveside service will be Saturday, February 9 at 1:00 pm at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kerrville, TX.

Pallbearers are Vernon “Bubba” Milina, Richard Betts, Joey Milina, Matthew Milina, Danny Coyne and Thomas Iliffe.  Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Neiman and Doug Winner.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Henry’s hospice nurse, Kim Clark, for her gentleness, humanity and compassion during his final days.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Grace Episcopal Church


1115 36st Street
Galveston, TX 77550

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Garden of Memories

Kerrville, TX


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Born: December 27, 1935
November 22, 2018
Died: February 3, 2019

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Ambur posted on 9/26/19

I miss you more than ever Your guidance and your love I know you're still watching silently from above. The love you gave still warms me the way it always will. But leaving left an empty space that time can never fill. ❤️


Ambur posted on 4/28/19

In memory of Henry George Bennison, Ambur lit a candle


Doug Winner posted on 2/8/19

Henry was a great friend and will be missed.


Kacey martinez posted on 2/7/19

Henry was a kind and gentle Christian gentleman. He was a loving father and grandfather and would help anyone who needed help. I was blessed to know and love him.


Ricky betts posted on 2/7/19

Rest In Peace dear friend you believed in me and that I will never let go of you were a great teacher friend and father-in-law in my life you will be loved and missed dearly I will cherish our memories (Ricky Betts)


Sunrise Baptist Church posted on 2/7/19

In memory of Henry George Bennison, Sunrise Baptist Church lit a candle


Sunrise Baptist Church posted on 2/7/19

The Sunrise Baptist Church Congregation extends loving Christian sympathy to your family. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones during this difficult time. If we can assist you, please contact us at 830-893-8731. “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.” Psalms 29:11


Betsy Bennison Milina posted on 2/7/19

Thank you for being a great dad and grandpa!!! God truly blessed me when he made you my dad. A piece of me went with you when you left. I’ll always be a daddy’s girl. Watch over us. I love you so much daddy!!! Your boo ❤️


Rebecca LaPoint posted on 2/6/19

Prayers for Betsy and family. Losing a loved is hard enough but to lose a parent is worse. Sorry for your loss


Ambur posted on 2/6/19

I love you pop. ❤️ Binky


Lidia Goldthorn posted on 2/6/19

May you rest in peace dear sir, you will not be forgotten. You left a legacy that your children and grand-children will remember always. Lidia, Rachelle, Cheyenne and Betts family.


Henry & Ruby Wulf posted on 2/6/19

To the family of Henry, we are so sorry for your loss. We knew Henry & also Betty through Sons of Hermann. Always enjoyed their company. We will keep the family in our prayers.