Jared Lee Henry, age 47, of Coalfield, Tennessee (formerly of Scott County, TN) passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. He was born on March 9, 1973 to Dolphus and Brenda Pemberton Henry. Jared was married to Christina (Reynolds) Henry for 23 years. His children, Leeah Marie and Austin Jared (AJ), were loved beyond measure and were the light of his life.
Jared was a member of Barton Chapel Congregational Church in Robbins, TN, but presently attended Mt. Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Coalfield.
Jared graduated from Oneida High School in 1991 and from Tennessee Technological University in August, 1995. He began his teaching career at Oneida Middle School in 1995 and was also head OMS Football Coach. Jared began coaching at Oneida High School in 2000. In 2005, Jared’s journey changed course and he joined the staff at Petros Joyner and the coaching staff at Coalfield High School. In 2013, he moved to Coalfield School and loved working and coaching in this wonderful community.
Jared firmly believed in the 5F’s: Faith, Family, Friends, Football and Fishing. Jared’s faith in the Lord was unwavering, and he truly led by example. Family was always his focus and he truly loved Christina, Leeah and AJ with all his heart. He was the best husband and dad we could have ever asked for and knew just how to make us feel so special. One would be hard pressed to find a more loyal and faithful friend than Jared, and he had many treasured friendships. Football was not only his calling but also his passion. His ability to create All-State Linebackers and amazing defensive schemes will live on in the players he coached. “Close games build character, you can’t learn to win them if you are never in them” was one of his favorite quotes. Fishing was something he loved since childhood and cherished his time on the water with family and friends.
Jared was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Dolphus and Brenda Henry, brother, Keith Henry and father-in-law, Paul Reynolds.
Jared is survived by his wife of 23 years, Christina Reynolds Henry. Daughter, Leeah Marie Henry, son, Austin Jared (AJ) Henry. Sister-in-law, Pamela Henry, niece, Chastin Henry and nephew, Coalton Henry. Mother-in-Law, Norma Reynolds, of Coalfield. Sister-in-Law, Teresa (Frank) Robinson, niece Elizabeth (Jared) Smith all of Greenback. Special family members: Shawn Basler, Matt Murphy, Jason Wilson, James Bales, Shelley Burgess, Gray Dad, Howard Stinnett, Tim Hines, David Treece, Greg Addington, Brian Langley, Kelly Norman, Larry Pemberton, Jerry Lay, Ray Porter, Jason Manis, Todd West, Vince Owens and so many more special friends that meant so much to him. Several very special Aunts: Syble (Ervin) Stringfield, Velma (Dickie) Purser, Eunice Henry. Uncles: Ralph (Peggy) Pemberton, Ledford Henry, Winford (Betty) Henry. Many special cousins and friends. A special thank you to Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center, and the University of Kentucky Medical Center for their excellent care.
Family and friends will meet at Estes-Western Cemetery in Coalfield, Tennessee on Sunday January 17, 2021 at 12:30PM for a 1:00PM Graveside Service. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately after the graveside service at the Pleasant Grove Church until 3:00 pm. Masks are required.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Coalfield High School Football Program, PO Box 98 Coalfield, TN 37719. Phil 4:4-7 Online condolences can be made at www.mynattfh.com
Good Afternoon Morgan County Families,
We hope you had a meaningful Christmas break even if it seemed different than previous years. Excitedly, it is now time to shift our attention to 2021.
This communication is to remind everyone that teachers will report to their school buildings for an Administrative Day on Monday, January 4th from 9 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Students will return on Tuesday, January 5th.
We ask that families contact their school on Monday if their child is currently in quarantine or has been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case in the last 10 days.
School nurses will be available to answer any questions. This information will help us keep an accurate attendance count and maintain our goal of healthy and safe school communities.
We will be proactive and prepared during this ever changing season to continue to educate our students and when circumstances arise, learning models may need to be adjusted. This will be communicated to our families through our school and district Facebook, webpages, and Power Messenger.
If there is anything that we can do to assist, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers!
Keith Henry, who built Coalfield into one of Tennessee’s top small school high school football programs and passed away December 5 due to complications from COVID-19, is the 2020 Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Year. This past season, Coalfield advanced to the state semifinals, the fourth time that Henry led the Yellow Jackets to the state semifinals. They finished runner-up in Class 1A during the 2014 season.
Henry led Coalfield to the playoff every year that he was head coach, starting with the 2008 season. He average nearly nine wins per year, owning a lifetime mark at Coalfield of 115-48. Previously, Henry served as co-head coach at his alma mater, Oneida High School, which won a state championship in 1992.
“Coach Keith Henry was more than a football coach,” said Coalfield principal Matt Murphy. “He was a husband, father, an assistant principal, a mentor and a friend. He coached and taught the game of football very well but more importantly, he taught life lessons which his players will use forever. He has touched so many lives and will never know the impact that he has had on so many individuals.”
As the 2020 Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Year, Coalfield High School will receive a grant in the amount of $2,000 from the Titans Foundation to benefit its football program.
Coach Henry’s selection also qualifies him for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award, honoring high school football coaches that display the integrity, achievement and leadership exemplified by the coach with the most wins in NFL history, Don Shula. The Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award winner receives $10,000 and his high school football program is awarded $15,000.
Beginning Thursday, November 5, 2020, Morgan County Schools will no longer require universal temperature screenings of students. School buildings will continue to open at 7:45 A.M. to warmly welcome students. Staff and adult visitors will continue to have their temperatures screened upon entry.
The TN Department of Health and the CDC have retracted guidance concerning student temperature checks as an effective means for schools to identify potential COVID-19 cases. Our district will eliminate morning temperature checks for students, and instead ask parents/guardians to continue to closely monitor their child’s health before school each day and keep them home if ill.
Students should NOT attend school if their temperature is >100.4 or the student has symptoms of illness. Please check your child for these symptoms to determine if they should report to school.
Please communicate with school officials in regards to attendance due to illness. Maintaining consistent instruction while protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of our students, staff, and families is our highest priority.
Morgan County Families, Due to the strong likelihood of refreezing wet roads, potential wintry weather overnight, and snow covered side roads, Morgan County Schools will be closed Friday, February 19, 2021. Truancy Board slated for tomorrow will be rescheduled for a future date. Free, delicious multiple meals for all children 18 and under will still be available for pick up at Coalfield, Oakdale, Sunbright, and Central Elementary Schools from 1:15-1:45 P.M. tomorrow. Please stay safe and warm. Sunny weather is coming soon.
We are saddened to announce the tragic passing of a special educator and coach, Mr. Jared Henry. He was a Godly, family man who believed in helping people, especially his students and players. He was always intuitive and acted to help them when a need arose. He was an exemplary educator who always arrived to work early. He knew what was expected of him, and he always met that expectation, many times going above and beyond. He believed in following rules and instilled that virtue in the young people whose lives crossed his path. He loved coaching football and he is remembered as a hero to his players. Please continue to pray for Jared Henry's loved ones, school family and community as they grieve the loss of this special man. Rest in peace, Mr. Henry. You will live on in the hearts and memories of everyone your life touched. #oneheartbeat
Remote students academic material exchange and and multiple meal pick up has been moved from Wednesday to every Friday at 1:15-1:45 p.m. This change will start on Friday, September 11.
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