Henry Elzie Carlisle

Published 2:48 pm Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Funeral service for Mr. Henry Elzie Carlisle will be Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto, MS. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, August 10, at Riverwood and will resume at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Henry Carlisle ended his life journey August 9, 2021. He was born March 5, 1928, to his parents, Walter Henry Carlisle and Susie Ritchie Carlisle. Mr. Henry, also known as “Papaw or Uncle Henry”, was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Church Treasurer for years. He was also a member of various committees. He graduated from Fair Oak Springs High School, near Brookhaven, and was the only boy in his class. He joined the United States Air Force in 1948 and served in the Korean War. He was a member of the atomic bomb nuclear test team. After returning from four years in the Air Force, he went to Whitworth College where he met and later married his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Wallace.

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Mr. Henry worked for Halliburton in Laurel for 12 years. He worked at the paper mill in Monticello for 23 years until retiring in 1991. After retirement, he kept busy by reading gas meters for several years. Papaw lived a good life for 93 years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; his parents; brothers, John Carlisle, Luther Carlisle and Bill Carlisle; sisters, Lessie Touchston and Julie Bankston.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Cynthia “Cindy” Carlisle Wallace (Alan) and Michael Wallace Carlisle; grandchildren, Christi Wallace Terrell, Lauren Carlisle, Amanda Wallace Moak (Luke), Connor Carlisle (Camille), Jacob Carlisle, Dylan Carlisle; great-grandchildren, Colby Terrell, Brayton Moak, Brylee Moak; brothers, Doc Carlisle, Shelby Carlisle; sisters, Lois Hodge and Lynda Williams; as well as a host of nieces and nephews and other loving family members and friends.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.