Zachary Taylor Beacham
Emeline Amanda Steen
George Richard Van Dyke
Tommie Estelle Beacham
Henry Clay Van Dyke


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Henry Clay Van Dyke 1 2 3

  • Born: 17 Jan 1925, Birmingham, Jefferson, AL 1
  • Marriage (1): Nancy Earlene Grisham on 5 Jul 1946 in , Jefferson, AL, USA 1
  • Died: 27 Aug 2010, Greenville, Greenville, SC at age 85 3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: college student on 5 Jul 1946 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 1

2. Residence: 8217 1st Ave. S, Birmingham, AL on 5 Jul 1946 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 1

3. Residence: in 2008 in Greenville, Greenville, SC. 3

4. Obituary: Greenville News: Obituary of Henry Clay Van Dyke on 28 Aug 2010 in Greenville, Greenville, SC. 3 Henry Clay Van Dyke, husband of Nancy Grisham Van Dyke, passed peacefully on Friday, August 27, 2010 among his loving family in Greenville, S.C. He was 85 and was a former residence of Niceville, FL.
Henry led a distinguished career, serving in the United States Air Force for thirty years. His career began as a bombardier/navigator in WWII. He retired in 1973 as a colonel, having earned multiple commendations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Stars, and the Legion of Merit, among others. He and his beloved bride Nancy retired to Niceville, Fla. where they were members of the First United Methodist Church. They moved to Greenville, S.C. in 2008.
In addition to his wife, he leaves behind four children, including Henry C. Van Dyke, Jr. and his wife Connie, of Greenville, S.C.; Richard A. Van Dyke and his wife Tami, of Niceville, Fla.; Monica V. Quigley of Norfolk, Va.; and Pamela G. Beacher and her husband Gary, of Natchez, Miss., ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of Henry's life, the date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Compassus, 500 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303 (877-447-2273) or to the Alzheimer's Association , 301 University Ridge, Suite 500, Greenville, SC 29601. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Henry married Nancy Earlene Grisham, daughter of Hagan Andrew Grisham and Annie Pearl Fendley, on 5 Jul 1946 in , Jefferson, AL, USA.1 (Nancy Earlene Grisham was born on 28 Jun 1926 in Remlap, Blount, AL, USA 1.)


1, <i>Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950</i>, Henry Clay Vandyke and Nancy Earlene Grisham, 05 Jul 1946; citing Jefferson, Alabama, United States, county courthouses, Alabama; FHL microfilm 2408942.

2 <i>Playground Daily News (Ft. Walton, FL)</i>, 9 Jul 1972, page 15. Wedding of Pamela Gwen Van Dyke and Gary Robert Beacher.

3 <i>Greenville News</i> (Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina., 28 Aug 2010. Obituary of Henry Clay Van Dyke.

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