The Newnan Times-Herald


​Gerald Clark Henninger

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Feb. 20, 2019 - 3:57 PM

Gerald Clark Henninger was born October 8, 1931, in Abingdon, Va., the only son of David Fields Henninger and Virginia Elizabeth Clark Henninger.

He died Saturday, February 16, 2019, in Newnan, Ga.

He was preceded in death by son David Lee Henninger (Dree).

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Kitty Marvin McConnell Henninger; children, Virginia Henninger Lyles (Dale), Charles Clark Henninger (Melissa), Daniel Marvin Henninger (Linda); grandchildren, Grayson Lyles (Kristin), Hugh Rickenbaker (Erika), Katy Henninger Hott (Matt), Joseph Henninger, Holly Henninger Showalter (Josh), Matthew Henninger, Ethan Henninger, James Henninger, Madeleine Henninger; great-grandson Parker Hott; nieces and nephews, Carol Lee Shankel, Anna Catherine Shankel, Michael McConnell (Valerie), Sanders McConnell (Debbie), Rachel McConnell Berg; additional great-nieces and nephews; and cousins, Phil Clark (Gwen), Laura Clark Miles, Robert Ringley (Lois) and Betty Ringley.

He attended Emory & Henry College and graduated from East Tennessee State College with a degree in accounting. He began his career with Bill Potts CPA (Abingdon), eventually moving to Roanoke, Va., where he spent 30 years as vice president of Timber Truss Housing.

He and Kitty retired to their hometown of Abingdon in 1996. They most recently resided with their daughter and son-in-law in Newnan, Ga.

The memorial service for Gerald Henninger will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church, Abingdon, where he was a member. Rather than flowers, he requested that donations be made to the Washington County Historical Society or the Virginia Creeper Trail Club.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-253-4580