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Henry "H.W." William Filer

July 5, 1944 — July 9, 2018

Henry "H.W." William Filer

Minister Henry William "H.W." Filer, 74, of Lake Butler, Florida passed away on July 9, 2018. Henry was born on July 5, 1944 to the late Johnnie and Ethel Mae Filer in Alachua, Florida. At a very young age, Henry worked as a farmhand on the Whitehead family's farm. Later he gained employment with the Union County Sheriff's Department, where he worked as a chef, for more than 30 years. Even after his retirement, Henry continued to cook for the sheriff's department. He also catered events and cooked for Union County schools. He was famous for his chicken & rice. He loved to help people. Together with his beloved wife, Mama Catherine, Henry started a local food bank. He especially enjoyed spending time with his friends and his family. Henry Filer is preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Filer. One son, Glenndale Filer. He leaves behind his loving family to cherish his memory.
Henry William Filer is survived by four sons; King Solomon Grigger (Doris), Anthony J. Filer (Sarah), Charlie Filer (Kashandra), Harold Young. Three daughters; Henrietta Williams (Kenneth), Sonya Filer, Angela Filer. Brothers; Napoleon Filer, David Leroy Filer (Lillian). Sisters; Catherine Mills, Geraldine Blake, Ruthie Mae Merricks, Lilllan Mitchell, Judy Anderson, Patricia Jones, Bernice Folston. He is survived by 117 grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Cemetery Details

Little Rock Cemetery

Lake Butler, FL, 32054


JUL 13. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Archer Funeral Home

55 N Lake Ave

Lake Butler, FL, US, 32054

[email protected]


JUL 14. 11:00 AM

Little Rock Church


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