Rev. Henry Clay Morrison Shilling, 89, of South Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, passed away peacefully at 9:30 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 24, 2017) at Fair Winds Manor in Sarver.
He was born in Brookville, Pa., on Oct. 13, 1927, the son of the late Evelyn (Crawford) and Dr. Henry Shilling.
Henry Clay was a minister and had worked at churches in Brookville, Kittanning and was the first minister at the GracePointe Community Church in South Buffalo Township. His family created and built the Translyvania Bible School, now named the Biblical Life Institute in South Buffalo Township. He had worked for the school as a teacher, pastor and an overall handyman for more than 50 years. He was also the school's president for a number of years.
Henry Clay enjoyed working and playing with children, teaching, reading, traveling the United States and going out to dinner with his wife.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Lucille N. (Breauchy) Shilling, a native of the Sharon area.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by an infant brother.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Biblical Life Institute, 927 Freeport Road, Freeport, PA 16229.
Rev. Henry Clay Morrison, 89, of South Buffalo Township, Armstrong County.
Calling hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday (8-27-17) and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday (8-28-17) at GracePointe Community Church, 922 Freeport Road, Freeport. Condolences may be sent to www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com
Service: 11 a.m. Monday with Rev. Michael Campbell and Dr. Gary Bailey as co-celebrants.
Burial: Henry Clay will be buried beside his parents at Biblical Life Institute, South Buffalo Township.
Arrangements by REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 High St., Freeport.
Published on August 25, 2017