Thomas Brian Henderson

June 8, 1964January 22, 2020

Thomas Brian Henderson passed on January 22, 2020 at the age of fifty-five in Irmo, South Carolina. Brian is survived by his wife of 26 years, Jocelyn Henderson, and his four children: Matthew Henderson (Sarah), Rachel Henderson, Ryan Henderson, and Christopher Henderson. He is also survived by his parents Tommy and Melinda Henderson of Asheville, NC, and his brother Greg Henderson (Adrienne), of Summerfield, NC.

Brian Henderson was born at Fort Dix, New Jersey and grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. He graduated from Asheville High School and attended college at Virginia Tech and UNC- Greensboro. From a young age, Brian was an avid baseball player and fan. He played baseball for Spartanburg Methodist and Virginia Tech. In 1985, he held the record for most games played; in 1987, he held the record for most stolen bases for the Virginia Tech Hokies. He enjoyed coaching all three of his sons in Irmo Little League Baseball, supporting his daughter at her dance recitals, and cheering for the Clemson Tigers football team. For the past few years, Brian worked as a Production Control Manager at KMS Fabrication in West Columbia, South Carolina. He spent most weekends grilling on the back porch with his family and friends and took pride in supporting his family in all of their endeavors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, or donor’s choice.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Union United Methodist Church. Following the service, there will be a visitation at the church.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 25, 2020


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Susanna Hiland

February 13, 2020

I worked with Brian. He was a kind and wonderful man. I am praying for you all in this difficult time. May the lord wrap you in the memories and love he left behind.

Tammy Johnson

February 6, 2020

My sincere condolences to you Jocelyn, Matthew, Rachel, Ryan and Christopher. I went to junior high /high school with Brian. I have to say Brian was one of the kindest, happiest and giving persons i have ever met. Always laughing and cutting up even on your worst days. I was lucky enough to see him again with some other high school friends when he visited you in Winston Salem and could not be more proud of you. We met Jocelyn, but two different disciplines. He just gushed over you. I am so happy to know Brian went on to build a great family and life and continued to spread his happiness. So much respect. May god wrap his arms around you and give you peace during this difficult time.

Beth Hampton Jones

January 29, 2020

Brian and his family were our neighbors for many, many years in Beaverdam. When my parents were aging and needed help, Tommy and Melinda were incredibly helpful and generous and kind. I cannot tell you how glad we were to have neighbors like you. I am so sorry for your loss, and I am nearby for whatever you need.

Holly Pittard

January 27, 2020

In high school, "Hollywood" and I used to ride around in his VW bug listening to very loud Funk music-we had a blast! Brian, you are loved and missed. I look forward to high-fiving you in heaven one day. Holly

Joe Humphries

January 25, 2020

Brian was always an awesome teammate and very pleasant person. I was blessed to have known him.

Much love for you brother.

Rodney James

January 25, 2020

Brian was one of my first friends when I moved to Asheville in the 4th grade. We remained close all the way thru high school, sharing many classes, athletic events and celebrations. Thru the years we lost touch but I'm sure Brian kept the same endearing qualities throughout his life. The last time I saw Brian was at the Annual No Respect Golf Tournament, a gathering of friends from our youth. I'm including a picture, Brian front and center. My deepest sympathy to the family. May a piece of the Lord be with you during this time of need

Mike Hill

January 25, 2020

Brian and I go back almost 50 years...he was a great friend and brother. We played N. Avl Little League together starting around 7-8 years old. He was always like family to me and my whole family. He will be missed by all...I ❤you #7!

Joy Harms

January 25, 2020

While I only knew Brian for the past 14 months, as a new KMS customer, he was enjoyable to talk with often, and made me feel like we had known each other for years! He was so proud to tell me of his kids success, a new delicious red wine find, a food I had to try, and you could always hear how much he enjoyed life. He will be missed. God and heaven are lucky today to have him and I pray God blesses and comforts his family and friends.

Roy Kirby

January 24, 2020

We lived beside the Hendersons for nine years after we came here from N.C. They welcomed us as neighbors and their children and our son Seth grew up together. He was always over at their house or in our back yard playing basketball with Chris. Brian was Seth's Little League baseball coach and Rec Life basketball coach. He loved coaching kids and became a friend to all. He was truly a "Coach". The Kirby family is heartbroken by the loss of our friend.May God wrap his loving arms around the Henderson family now and in the future.

Casey Estridge

January 24, 2020

Brian was so much fun to have around at Irmo Little League! I know his family and friends are heartbroken and I’m very sorry your loss. I know the fields in heaven are glad to have you! ⚾️