Henton, Phil

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December 6, 1956 - June 16, 2018

Henton, Phil

Phil Henton of Little Elm, Texas passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the age of 61.

Services will be on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Life Central Church, 2501 Premier Drive, Plano, Texas 75075.

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Christopher Nelson

July 01, 2018 9:52AM

R.I.P. Top, thank you for being a great leader and mentor, during my time at Hood with you, your time with us will never be forgotten.


Jeff Fink

June 27, 2018 8:22AM

RIP SGM, one of the finest senior NCOs and people I've had the pleasure of working with during my military career.


Scott E.Gross ,SGM ( ret) USA.

June 26, 2018 10:35PM

The most honorable man I ever served with. He will be not be forgotten. I will miss my friend.
May our Lord watch over his family ,as God now has his 6.


COL (R) Dennis J McGlone

June 26, 2018 7:51AM

To Phil's family, I am extremely saddened to learn of his passing, way to young to be called for final formation. America lost another warrior, father, and a good man. Phil and I had many a conversation about our life's experiences, raising kids as a soldier, missing birthdays, and special events in their lives. Hoping someday they would understand our calling. Stay strong and remember the good times and his amazing smile. God Bless the Hinton family in this time of sadness.


Walter & Kenda Balkiewicz

June 25, 2018 12:24PM

SGM Henton was a great Soldier and friend of ours. We will miss him very much. We will miss his smiling face and his great comments. RIP my brother thank you for all you did for me. It was a pleasure to have served with you. God bless your family,


Jeffrey L Beecroft

June 25, 2018 8:45AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Phil was a great leader, Soldier, mentor and friend. He will truly be missed.


LTC(R) Eric D. Brunken

June 23, 2018 10:25AM

What a great Husband, Father and Soldier and I am lucky to have known Phil and his family. Phil was the First Sergeant in the 411th Military Police Company in 1996-97 when I was the Company Commander - Phil was awesome. Phil had a "unique" way of explaining life to our young Soldiers who couldn't quite get things right, but he did it in a way that made them better. Phil, MSG Mark Green, SFC Shotwell and I would have a good laugh when Top told us what he said. My favorite was the young Soldier who's wife racked up $89,000.00 in long distance phone calls to her mom. As Phil recounted his meeting with the young Soldier and his wife, at least three times throughout the story, Mark would say "You Said What??? Top, you can't say that!!!" Well, apparently you could because Phil did it all the time and he was extremely successful. I doubt Mark or I could have gotten away with saying what Phil would say, but Phil could. Now that I am retired, I can also tell the story when Phil and I went out to check on equipment guards who were staying overnight in the training area. Everything was as it should have been and then it got better when Phil just happen to have a six pack of cold beer. To have a beer with my First Sergeant at Land Group 7 at Ft. Hood on a quiet Wednesday night in August 1996 is a memory I will never forget. There are a lot of people in this world and you only get to meet a small percentage, but I got lucky when I met Phil. I am dealing with some issues from Afghanistan so coming to Phil's Memorial is not something I can do, but please know I will miss him because he was my friend. LTC(R) Eric D. Brunken, Grizzly 6, June 1996 to January 1998.


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