Welcome to the memorial page for

Henry Martin Kegley Jr.

April 3, 1957 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 60)

Henry Martin Kegley Jr., 60, of Raleigh, NC passed away on December 29, 2017 peacefully at home after a five-year valiant fight with cancer. He was born in Monmouth County, NJ to Henry Martin Kegley Sr., and Dolores Fohl Kegley, and was the eldest of their six children. He was lovingly referred to as “Harry” by his family and friends then upon high school graduation, and wanting to make a change, he decided to join the United States Marine Corps and be referred to as “Hank” from then on.

With the Marine Corps, Hank saw the world. He served on ships and shores in various countries such as Norway, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Philippines, Somalia and Haiti, and in Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf. Stateside he served in New Jersey, Washington, California and North Carolina.

While serving on recruiting duty in Red Bank, NJ he worked in a neighboring office of a female Navy recruiter’s aid that caught his eye. Hank and Kristina met, they married and the rest is history. After serving almost 24 years, in 1998, he retired as a Master Sergeant and began a career in computer systems. Initially, Hank was employed with Computer Science Corps, and then IBM, then transitioned to Hewlett Packard, and employed there for more than 16 years till his health began to decline.

Throughout his life Hank enjoyed traveling, spending time with his friends, his family and his pets. He also loved boating, fishing, wakeboarding, and was an avid beer and wine enthusiast who enjoyed exploring various breweries and vineyards.

Survivors in addition to Kristina, his wife of 36 years, include a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel & Cari Leigh Kegley, a granddaughter, Margo, and siblings: Denise Breedlove, Eric Kegley, Laura Holloway, Jerry Kegley, Sandra Kegley and a host of extended family throughout the country.


A celebration of Hank’s life was held on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. at

Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home

1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC. 27587



Inurnment followed at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens,

770 Stadium Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27588


Memorial contributions can be made to:

-The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, 

DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710     

(Checks should be made payable to Tisch Brain Tumor Center)

-The Durham VA Medical Center, Attention Voluntary Service (135),

508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705.


 Service Information

Celebration of Life
January 7, 2018

11:00 AM
Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home
1051 Durham Road
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587

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