Jan Henkel

Published 11:14 am Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jan William Henkel of Athens, Ga., passed away March 20, 2015.

He was born March 5, 1939, in Boga-lusa, to the late William Henkel and Etha Mae Foy Henkel.

Mr. Henkel attended Bogalusa High School and Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and active in Student Government. He received a Bachelor’s and a Masters Degree of Business Administration from LSU and then went on to receive his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans. He also served as an officer in the United States Navy for 3 years.

Jan Henkel was a tenured Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Georgia from 1977 until he retired in 2008. He was a well-loved and highly respected professor, author and scholar.

He is survived by; Daughter, Holly Henkel Sams and her husband, Mathew Dobbs Sams of Athens, GA; Daughter, Stacy Henkel Murphy and her husband, Patrick Wayne Murphy of Santa Rosa Beach, FL; Daughter, Paige Henkel and her husband, Stephen Jay Schwartz of Atlanta; their mother, Audrey Marie Henkel of Athens, GA; Sister, Ann Henkel Haymon of Baton Rouge, LA; Seven grandchildren: Everett William Sams, Colten Burke Sams, Madeline Hayes Murphy, Mallory Kathryn Murphy, Hampton Wayne Murphy, Anderson Bliss Schwartz and Caroline Michael Schwartz.

The family will receive friends at his daughter’s residence on Monday, March 23, 2015, from 5:30-7 p.m. A graveside memorial service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School, 958 Epps Bridge Pkwy, Athens, GA 30606.

Online condolences may be made at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com.

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service are in charge of the arrangements.