Water skiing has lost a fine gentleman in JR Henley. He passed away quietly Friday night and went home to our Father in Heaven. He skied 3 events, but his favorite was jumping. His passion was sharing our sport with others, teaching countless people to ski and coaching them to improve. He was instrumental in promoting tournament skiing in Mobile, AL, the Gulf Coast, the state of Alabama, and the Southern Region for over 40 years. He was a senior 3 event driver, senior saftey, Southern Region Council member, and a member of the Alabama Water Ski Hall of Fame. He built a beautiful 3 event facility called Ski Chaste near Mobile in Axis, not for privacy, but a place to share with others, a place my wife and I were privileged to call home for 18 years. JR was just a great friend who loved and put other people first is his life. Our prayers go out to Ann and the rest of his family. We will miss him dearly.