Henry Moorehead, Jr.

Henry Moorhead, Jr. departed this life on March 20, 2012 at 8:46am at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Henry was born June 27, 1945 in Greenwood, Mississippi to Henry and Maynola Moorehead.

Henry attended Vashon High School in St. Louis, Missouri. He worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad for many years; however, he retired from Monsanto Company in June 2000 after more than 30 years of employment.

Henry had a passion for life. He enjoyed traveling anywhere that had blue skies, the ocean and sand between his toes. He also loved cooking, sports and a good time.

He is survived by his wife Gloria Moorehead; children, Antonio (Dwana), Darrell (Gail), Darron (Kim), and Kasan (David); his sister May Elizabeth (Ralph); his brother Eddie (Thelma); his sisters-in-law Valerie and Deborah; his grandchildren: Brieana, Christopher, Brittney, Jasmun, Darrell II, Aynissa, Kaelan, Brandi, Aaron, Mikayla, David Jr., Antonio, Antonio D., Tijuana, Terrell, Janay and Tiana; five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Henry and Maynola Moorehead, brothers James and Lacy Moorehead, and best friend/brother, George Killingsworth, Jr. (a.k.a “Killer”).

His love will light our way…His memory will be with us forever.

Service: A memorial gathering for Henry will be held on Saturday, March 24th, 2012 from 1-4pm at St. Louis Cremation. Everyone is invited to attend.



  1. Kadir on April 15, 2012 at 1:03 am

    I can’t wait for the book, and I hope the show travels (love to see the atcual prints). To think we all came so unbelievably close to never knowing her name, never seeing an entire lifetime’s body of work that defines her as a major talent of her time- a true American art icon!Her work helps define the power of what photography does best- preserving an optically accurate representation of our collective past, the atcual photons that bounced of their very bodies 50+ years ago, frozen in the emulsion of time.

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