Warren Henricks served in many community capacities over a half-century in Chillicothe
Warren Henricks, a long-time member of numerous Chillicothe community service efforts, died at Traditions of Chillicothe early Sunday at age 92.
Henricks was Area Vice President of Chillicothe Operations of Mead Corp. with responsibility for Mead, Chilpaco, and the Woodlands Operations from 1963 to 1973. He retired from Mead and became the Director of Operations for Adena Medical Hospital from 1973 until 1983 when he retired.
Before coming to Chillicothe, Henricks was a four year letterman in football, basketball, and track at Cerro Gordo High School in Illinois and received a football scholarship to attend the University of Illinois, where he was on the team his freshman year. He left UI to join the Army Air Corp. during WWII and returned after the war to pursue his engineering degree.
Warren served on the Chillicothe School Board for 10 years and
served as the Board's president for 2 terms. During his term in office, both Chillicothe High School and Allen Elementary school buildings were built.
Henricks served on the executive council of Boys Scouts Chief Logan Council for 30 years, was on the Ohio University-Chillicothe Regional Council for 18 years, Chillicothe/Ross Chamber of Commerce for 8 years, Chillicothe City Planning Commission for two years, served in various leadership positions with Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Jaycee of the Year in 1953 and later Jaycees Citizen of the Year, Chillicothe Kiwanis Statehood Achievement Award and was treasurer of Chillicothe Education Foundation and Chillicothe High School Alumni Association.
Warren was also well-known for his love of Chillicothe High School sports and the Chillicothe Paints. His son, John Henricks, told Clear Channel News that his father maintained the same season tickets for CHS Football since 1948 and tried to get to every Paints home game that was physically possible.
Funeral arrangements are pending through Ware Funeral Home.