Henry Wadsworth

Henry M. "Dr. Henry" Wadsworth

Monday, April 18th, 1938 - Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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HENRY M. WADSWORTHJR, AGE 83, was called home to his Heavenly Father on November 21st, 2020.
Graveside services will be held Friday, November 27th for only the immediate family.

Dr. Henry as he was called by his many patients was also known as "Little Doc" when he was growing up in Hernando, MS as the son of Dr. H. M. Wadsworth and Ruth Wadsworth. He graduated from Hernando High School in 1955; He graduated from Southwestern (now Rhodes College) in June 1958 with a BS Degree in Biology. While at Southwestern he was a member of Chi Beta Phi (Honorary Science Fraternity) and served as a lab assistant in the Biology labs. in July 1958 he entered Medical School at the University of Tennessee where he graduated in the top 3 of his class and was admitted to Alpha Omega Alpha, honorary medical scholastic fraternity. In October after graduation from Med School in September1961, he then served a year of Rotating lnternship at the old John Gaston Hospital that became the City of Memphis Hospital and then The Regional Medical Center. In October of 1952, Dr. Henry entered medical practice with his father. Since there was no hospital in DeSoto County at that time the Wadsworth Clinic was very similar to an Emergency Room. Dr. Henry and his father delivered babies in the clinic until 1972. He also made house calls and many times remarked that he would meet people in the office in the middle of the night and even make night house calls way out in the fields. Circumstances in our society would not allow this to happen today.

Dr. Henry practiced for 14 years with his son Dr. William Wadsworth who now operates Wadsworth Clinic. Dr. Henry retired in January 2010 after 48 years. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Hernando for 40 years. He served as President and was honored to be a Paul Harris Fellow.

Dr. Henry was a lifelong member of the Hernando United Methodist Church where one of the things he enjoyed most was singing in the Chancel Choir for many years. He served as Lay Leader for7 years and as Chairman of the Board of Stewards.

Dr. Henry served in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corp and completed his service with an honorable discharge in 1968.

He leaves behind his wife Myrtis that he loved and cherished until his dying day; a marriage truly made in Heaven and lasting 38 years. His 3 sons; Paul Allen Wadsworth (Debbie), Russell Scherf Wadsworth (Jeana) and Dr. William Wadsworth (Amy) and grandchildren my 2 sisters Dee Dee Bailey and Betty Peek.

Memorial contributions may be sent to, Hernando United Methodist Church, 1890 Mt Pleasant Road, Hernando, MS 38632.
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angela bastari

Posted at 03:47pm
Rest Peacefully Uncle Henry.
Sending Love and Prayers for healing to my Aunt Myrtis and all the Wadsworth family !

Dee Alan Alan Willis

Posted at 09:42pm
We are so sorry to hear of Dr. Henry's passing. Many of us will always remember his medical service to the Hernando community. May God grant the Wadsworth family His grace and peace during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences, Dee Alan & Jeanette Willis and Dee Anna Willis Mills

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Posted at 10:07pm
I am praying for yalls family and love all of you. Dr. Henry and Dr. William are very special people in my life. Love, Jessica a.k.a. Wendy :)
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Posted at 01:06pm
Dr. William Wadsworth and family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From your RedMed Family
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Alice Berry

Posted at 07:17pm
I worked with Dr Henry for a while in 1997. He scared me to death, after all HE was the Dr and I was a nurse. He and I became great friends and I never knew why I was scared of him afterwards. He was so sweet and kind. He taught me a lot about working in a clinis in our own town. Dr William is one of the smartest DRs I have ever met. I am praying for all the family. He will be missed, but we all know where he is Heaven with many angels. RIP my sweet friend

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