Clifford Dewayne Henze
March 9, 1941 – March 5, 2023
March 9, 2023
Clifford Dewayne Henze, 81, of Burbank, Washington peacefully passed away on March 5th, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones.
Clifford (Dewayne) was born on March 9, 1941, to Clifford Ivan and Irene Mary Henze in Mendon Township, Illinois. He lived his early life on a farm in Illinois with his parents and three sisters. His family moved to Waitsburg, Washington in 1959 after visiting the Carl Henze family. He quickly became known as a Hot Rodder in his 1962 Chevrolet 409.
Dewayne married Virginia Rae Segraves on September 12, 1964, in Waitsburg, Washington. They began their family in Waitsburg and had two sons, Clifford Robert and Michael Lee. The family moved to the Tri-Cities in 1970. In 1976 Dewayne purchased Pasco Radiator and then built Kennewick Auto Services in 1993 and combined the businesses in the Kennewick location. Dewayne had a passion for drag racing and raced in the super gas class as a young man and passed that passion to his son Bob. In the early 80's Dewayne and Virginia purchased a boat, a cabin cruiser, and began a lifelong love of fishing. Taking the family all over the northwest on family trips. This is a love Dewayne passed on to his son Mike.
Dewayne "retired" in 2006. Although never one to sit still, he always kept busy with one project or another.
Dewayne is survived by his wife Virginia. Son Clifford Robert and wife Diane. Son Michael Lee and wife Brooke. Sisters Sandy, Janet and Dorothy. Grandchildren Andrew, Samantha, Natalie and Parker.
A graveside service and celebration of life will be held at a later date.