UPDATE | Family fondly remembers loved one who died in house fire

Published: Nov. 6, 2019 at 11:23 AM EST
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UPDATE 11/7/19 @ 10:25 p.m.

William "Billy" Henry, 56, of Gallipolis, was killed in a house fire Wednesday morning, according to the Henry family.

"You know, he was just a hard worker, and he didn't tell nobody no. If someone needed help, you could count on Billy," his daughter-in-law Rachelle Huff said. "You could always count on Billy."

The fire happened just before 5 a.m. in the 100 block of Railroad Street in Gallipolis.

Fire officials say a single-wide home and camper were engulfed in flames. They later found a deceased person inside the camper.

"He'd give you the shirt off of his back, he had such a big heart," Billy's son, Steven Henry, told WSAZ.

Henry's family says his 56th birthday was the day before he passed away. They say they're grateful the family was able to be together one last time before Billy passed away.

"He was happy, he laughed and he joked and we had a wonderful time together. That's what makes this even more of a tragedy," Huff said.

Investigators are working to determine what caused the fire.


One person was killed in a fire Wednesday morning in Gallipolis, Ohio.

According to firefighters, the fire started a little after 4:50 a.m. in the 100 block of Railroad Street.

Crews say when they arrived on scene, a single-wide mobile home and camper were on fire.

They found the victim inside the camper.

The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office to determine identification. The state fire marshal's office is looking into the circumstances around the fire.

Both the Gallipolis Fire Department and Point Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department responded.

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