Doing what he loves ’til the good Lord calls him home – Bentley Henry
Proctor Shoe Repair – 3817 N 26th St, Tacoma, WA 98407
What began as a summer-long punishment for getting in a scuffle at school has turned into a lifelong passion for Mr. Bentley Henry, owner of Proctor Shoe Repair. Having lived all over the U.S., he’s always been able to find work thanks to the skills he developed under the tutelage of his grandfather, “Sam the Shoe Man.” Far from solely repairing shoes, Mr. Henry restores handbags, luggage, hockey pads, jackets, and other custom pieces. He might not be getting rich, but he loves a job well done and seeing his customers beam when they realize his craftsmanship has brought their items back to life.