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Tommy Molony - President
Ray Ellington - Vice President / Golf Committee Chairman
Randy White - Secretary
Ronnie Gilbert - Treasurer
Dennis Hagerman - Director
A man larger than life, both literally and figuratively, was Henry Leslie. He was an imposing figure, standing 6’ 8”, but was by the truest definition a gentle giant.
Henry had a heart as big as he was and the size of that heart overshad- owed any blemishes he might have had. Also known as “Big Henry”, he used to say, “To have a lot of friends, you’ve got to be a friend,” and that was a code by which he lived. If Henry knew one of his friends was in need, he dropped every- thing he was doing, many times at his own expense, to help out in any way he could. Most of the time his help was without anyone knowing he had been involved.
On September 14, 2010, we tragically lost Big Henry and many people in Macon and throughout the state of Georgia lost a dear friend.
To hear Henry tell it, the four things that meant the most to him were his family, the Atlanta Falcons, the United States Marine Corp and a good joke. What he didn’t talk about much was the outstanding love he had for those less fortunate, particularly underprivileged children.
Henry was a major contributor to several charities in this area, especially the Methodist Home for Children and Youth. Through- out the year Henry would make monetary donations and at Christmas, just like Santa, he would show up with a bag full of toys.
The Big Henry Fund is dedicated to carrying on his generous example of love and support for underprivileged children. It is a 501c-3 charitable organization, so all contributions are tax deductible.
On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 the fund is holding its 8th Big Henry Golf Classic. Please help us follow in the Big Man’s shoes by participating in, sponsoring, or contributing to this event.
This will be the 8th year and the Fund has donated over $80,000 since 2011.