James Richard Henderson Jr.

4 April, 194713 August, 2020

James Richard Henderson Jr., 73, of Willis passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020. A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the College Station Cemetery.

He was born on April 4, 1947, in Hearne, TX to James Richard Henderson and Jewell Allen. After graduating from Westbury High School in Houston, TX, Richard attended Texas A&M University as a member of the Corps of Cadets and Texas Aggie Band and later attended the University of Houston. He began working in the sporting goods industry in Houston, TX and worked many years as a manufacturer’s representative for various sporting goods companies. Richard was currently serving as a consultant for a prominent company in the industry.

Throughout his life, Richard enjoyed spending time in the outdoors while hunting and fishing. His passion was shown by co-authoring a book titled, “The Handbook of Shotshell Reloading.”

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, James Richard “Dick” and Jewell “Judy” Henderson.

He is survived by his wife, Luann Franke Henderson; his daughter, Victoria Henderson and fiancé Alexis Arevalo; brother-in-law, Bob Franke; nephew, Jake Franke and wife Jaimie and their children Collins and Brand.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125 or a charity of your choice.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


James Richard Henderson Jr.

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Ann Pittman

August 15, 2020

LuAnn and Tori - we just heard about Richard’s death. I’m so very sorry. Your family is in the prayers of all of your friends at First Christian Church of Bryan/College Station

Ann Pittman

Sheila Franke

August 14, 2020

My Dear Luann and Victoria,
My heart is very sad to know of your husband and Dad's death. He always smiled, so friendly, a good man! May Our Heavenly Father wrap His Arms around each of you in your journey with this unbelievable grief! Always, Sheila


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