Henry W. Dexter Jr.

November 28, 1961 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old

Henry Dexter Jr. Obituary

Henry W. Dexter, Jr. “Bill,” 61, of Melbourne, Fl. passed away Tuesday, October 17th at Holmes Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Born on November 28, 1961, in Providence, RI. he was the husband of Karen E. (Sonner) Dexter and the son of the late Henry W. and Phyllis M. (Greenwood) Dexter.

Bill was a truck driver for many years. He started his career driving for Rand Whitney, moving on to Frito Lay and most recently driving for Paul Arpin until his retirement in January of 2022. Bill was honored to deliver wreaths for the “Wreaths Across America” organization remembering the fallen. However, with over 4 million miles logged in his safe driving career, the back roads of Foster were his favorite.

Bill was a past member of 4H and FFA as well as a past member of the Moosup Valley Grange and Moosup Valley Fire Department. Bill took enjoyment in farming, fishing and the outdoors instilling the love of these into his own family.

Bill is survived by his wife Karen, a son, Henry W. Dexter III and daughter-in-law, Eryn Bernier of Oneco, CT. Sisters; Susan (Dexter) Oldroyd of Davenport, FL and Patricia (Dexter) Morrison of Coventry, RI. Grandchildren; Shawn Dexter and Henry W. Dexter IV, several nieces and nephews as well as Karen’s four children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Monday, October 30, 2023, from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Gorton Menard Funeral Home, 721 Washington Street, Coventry, RI.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 10:00 am at Rice City Church, 63 Vaughn Hollow Road, Coventry, RI. Burial will be private.

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October 30, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gorton-Menard Funeral Home and Crematory
721 Washington Street
Coventry, RI 02816

Memorial Service
October 31, 2023

10:00 AM
Rice City Church
Vaughn Hollow Road
Coventry, RI 02816


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