Hi all, today a Celebration of Will Henley’s life will take place at 12pm, December 8, 2018 at Theatre Jacksonville (2032 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida, 32207). A reception afterwards will be held at Aardwolf Brewery.
There will be parking available in the lot where the San Marco Publix has been destined to go. It’s off Atlantic and Hendricks in between Chase Bank and Matthews.
We welcome everyone and hope to see you there! -
William “Will” Cannon Henley (Will Henley), 67, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Will was born September 23, 1951 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Grover C. and Gladys Best Henley. He graduated in 1969 from Wolfson High School in Jacksonville, Florida and attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
Will was a loving husband and father of two daughters. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Shelley Henley; daughter, Rachel Best Henley (Nathaniel Artkart Price), of Jacksonville, Florida; daughter, Morgan Laffitte Henley of Prague, Czech Republic; and a brother, Grover C. “Bud” Henley, Jr. (Carolyn) of Jacksonville, Florida. Will was a good friend to many whom he considered family.
Will loved playing the guitar and his collection were some of his prized possessions. He also loved spending time at his lake house in Interlachen, Florida.
Will worked in the film and advertising industry yet his true passion was the newspaper business. Following in the footsteps of both his parents who were employees of the The Florida Times-Union, he became the publisher of EU Jacksonville (Entertaining U Newspaper), a local entertainment publication, which he ran for the past 16 years along with his family. Will loved promoting arts, music, movies and interesting things about Jacksonville. He was a mentor to many.
He will be interned at a later date at Oaklawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Johns Riverkeeper, Duval County Public Schools' Instruments for Change (https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/18146), or Renaissance Jax Inc. in memory of Will Henley.