Lewis Arthur Henshaw

June 13, 1928March 9, 2013
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Lewis Arthur Henshaw, 84, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013. He was a native of Princeton, Alabama and was a resident of Newport News for 49 years. Lewis served honorably in the U.S. Air force and retired as SSGT after 23 years of service. He continued his career working at the Book N' Card Shop, Book Haven, and Treasure Hut, where he met many friends.

Lewis is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan Henshaw; son, John W. Henshaw of Williamsburg; daughters, Marie H. McCain of Williamsburg; grandchildren, Bryan S., Christopher S. and Taylor S. Henshaw, all of Fairfax, VA; great-grandson, Tristan D. Henshaw; sisters, Marie Miller and Geneva Smith, both of Chattanooga, TN; and a very dear friend of the family, Cathie Bradshaw of Boykins, VA.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, with a graveside service, with military honors, to follow at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.


  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2013
  • Graveside Service Friday, March 15, 2013

Lewis Arthur Henshaw

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March 20, 2013

Forty-nine years as neighbors, so many memories. We miss you.

Joan, Marie, Wayne
Ya'll took such good care of Lew when he needed you so much. No one could have asked more of you. Remember good times like the "tuna" he had for dinner.
Helen, Sheila, Jeremiah, Lora

March 16, 2013

lew, how I remember the good laughs we used to have together,You always had a joke to tell .Joan I know how much you must miss Lew but you have such wonderful memories you don't need to be sad, He had a good long life and is now having a well deserved rest. with love to you all, Sheila Deese.

Cathie Bradshaw

March 16, 2013

May this candle shine as bright always as you do in my heart... love ya dad !!

Cathie Bradshaw

March 16, 2013

you are such a light more so now than ever.. thank you for being the dad that was so important to a childs life...whether blood or not you never faulter from the love of a child thank you dad xoxoxox

March 16, 2013

Dear Dad

I have always and will always love you... I'll see you on the other side my friend !!!

Wayne (yer son)

Betty Roane

March 15, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the Henshaw family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure taking care of Mr. Henshaw.

Betty Roane--Brookside

March 15, 2013

Hope the family remembers the good times.
Dal & Carrol Bailey


March 14, 2013

Rest in peace, sir.

David McCain

March 14, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.