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Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, TX

OBITUARY

Eric Jason Henderson

July 23, 1970July 9, 2020
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Eric Henderson of Rockwall, TX passed away on July 9, 2020. He was born in Baytown, TX. He was a 1988 graduate of Sterling High School and went on to get his Associate Degree in Computer Science. He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Henderson. He is survived by his father, Richard Henderson of Anahuac, TX and his brother, Chet Henderson of Baytown, TX. Eric is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. When he was not busy working in I.T. department at Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX, Eric enjoyed going out to eat and trying new foods, playing disc golf, and making people laugh and smile. He will be missed by his large group of friends and family. A gathering celebrating Eric’s life will take place on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX 77521.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Gathering

    Friday, August 7, 2020

Memories

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Michael Haralson

August 13, 2020

Eric was a good friend. He always took care of my computer issues at TI and loved to joke around. I made it a point to visit him when I was in his building. He loved hot sauce and would always have several bottles in his office. He was a fun guy to be around. I will miss you Eric. My prayers go out to your family.

Colin Cecil

August 7, 2020

I have fond memories of Eric at family gatherings. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. My condolences.

Bernard Cecil

August 7, 2020

R.I.P. Eric. I want to give my condolences to Richard, and Chet, and all the rest of the family. I have you in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you.

Scott Hightower

August 4, 2020

This is part 2 of my memories and experiences from growing up with Eric. These stories of Eric are far too importaint for me to keep to myself and I couldn't fit everything in part 1 since I'm limited to 2000 characters here goes part 2.
I mentioned earlier in part 1 how Eric and I during our 1st & 2nd grade years ran the neighborhood we grew up in and that we were constantly coming up with new ways to get ourselves some money. The main reason we needed money, especially during the summertime was for Bar-B-Q in all of it's forms and side dishes, and a little something to wash it down with. Our neighborhood was blessed with Leonards Meat Market, we had a Jones 7-11-7 as well, but Leonards was our heaven. Our summer days were consumed with acquiring Bar-B-Q from Mr. Cox, the owner of Leonards Meat Market. Eric was a highly skilled master acquirer of Bar-B-Q and he freely shared and passed his insights and knowledge with me. I was not as bright or skilled as Eric as you will see but we did alright. I never went hungry around Eric. Here are just a few ways we'd obtain Bar-B-Q.
First we would grab all the low hanging fruit, in our world this consisted of getting my wagon then finding every refundable bottle in our zone of operations and completely filling that wagon with all the bottles we were picking up. My house was closer to the 7-11 so we'd even stockpile our bottles on side of the garage when the wagon got full. Then we'd haul all those bottles in and get either a nickle or dime each. We got paid, then we'd take our loot next door to Leonard's Meat Market lay our loot out on the counter and ask Mr. Cox "How much Bar-B-Q could we get for this much?" Mr. Cox would eye it over then head over to the meat counter with all the fresh hot Bar-B-Q, side dishes, and desserts and ask us "what looks good"? We'd point out what looked good and we always seemed to have just enough for a feast plus a Dr. Pepper each.
Out of space again..with 3 Eric+BBQ stories 2 share.

Scott Hightower

August 4, 2020

I can't share the wonderful memories & stories of Eric in just 2000 characters.
If I can't share the summer $ making stories, yall miss out. Eric was genius, the're GREAT.
Eric, Chet, and I grew up together in 1975-1978 we lived a few houses down from each other on Parkway. Eric was my 1st friend. He was a year older so we had no problem getting to know each other, bonding, & having fun running that neighborhood. One day very early on his Mom wanted us to stay in the yard & keep an eye on Chet, playing in the yard in a plastic kiddy pool. Eric was so proud to show his Little Brother off to me that we spent the day playing with Chet in the pool. At some point Chet wanted bubbles and Eric was gonna make it happen. He went into the garage to find some bubbles and couldn't find exactly what Chet wanted so Big Brother decided that if we used all of his Mom's dryer sheets that we could make bubbles. We used the entire roll of dryer sheets in that pool and made bubbles however we created a nice smelling oil slick that left us smelling great, and wrinkle free, for at least a month. I clearly remember how Chet just idolized Eric and how loving and proud Eric was of him. Chet was very young, this was about 1977. Chet sat in the center of the pool splashing all those dryer sheets making bubbles. I see Chet still, he was a giant smiling head, with his ear to ear grin. Eric was so pleased with the outcome that he made the announcement that he was Big Brother, he bestowed the title of Middle Brother upon me, and Chet of course was Little Brother. This is an excellent example of how Eric's nature was to always make sure that everyone was included in good times, Eric would never let anyone get or feel left out. Yall know how much he valued making everyone feel loved and included in his life. Eric made sure I got invited to dinner that night. I learned afterward we ate cow tongue. This was a 1st for me.
●Yall must hear the Summer stories.
I'M OUT OF SPACE
END PT. 1

Rick King

August 1, 2020

I just heard the news today and it’s very sad. Eric and I were friends in junior high and went to Church Camp together. We both had very blonde hair and we loved to make jokes - so naturally we got along. He once sneaked out of the cabin window at church camp- and that set off a frantic search In the middle of the night. When they finally found him, I remember them praying for him in a small office somewhere! He and I found that funny, because all he was doing was running around in the woods. He also had a kind heart- and when we watched the classic film old yeller- he started crying when the dog is put down. I wanted to cry too but was too afraid of the other kids! To me, Eric was a great, funny, amiable soul and I wish we’d stayed friends.

Chris Presley

August 1, 2020

Condolences to Richard and Chet. Eric was a great guy with a strong mind and a soft heart. Lots of good times by many at his old home on Lariat St.

Mike Skorcz

July 30, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Eric on occasion at TI. He was one of my favorite IT guys. He was always very personable and pleasant. He was a good IT professional and did his job very well. I am saddened to learn of his passing. I'll miss him around here.

Jason McCullough

July 30, 2020

I worked with Eric on several occasions, and he was the best IT support person I've ever encountered. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and always made sure he solved my problems. He even recommended his favorite restaurants in the area. I'm so sad to hear about his passing. He was a great guy.

Dave King

July 27, 2020

Eric and I were not exactly close. We had a professional relationship where I would get in trouble with something having to do with my work computer and he would be dispatched to come bail me out. Every time he darkened my door I knew I was in good hands. Always willing to go the extra mile to do the right thing, protocol/policy be damned. It was easy to tell he had a big heart and a kind soul.

My condolences to the family. Know that Eric will be missed in circles much larger than those of close friends and family. He was a good guy in a world that needs more just like him.

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