He was united in marriage to Minda Sue McDaniel on August 31, 1979. She preceded him in death on October 29, 2011. He was also preceded in death by a brother, and three sisters, Janet and Sandra Clay, and Sharlene Snovelle.
Henry enjoyed fishing, buying things to fix up, watching baseball and football and computer games. He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Thomas(Justin), and Nancy Clay, three brothers, Jack Clay, Dean Clay, and Rick Clay, two sisters, Linda Sallaz and Betty Strout, and several grandchildren.