Clarence Lee Henderson Jr.
September 4, 1943 – February 2, 2019
Clarence Lee Henderson, “Mr. Lee”, 75 of Jupiter, FL passed away on February 2, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Lawrence, KS on September 4, 1943; the son of Ruby Louise Henderson and the late Clarence Lee Henderson.
Lee was educated in the Kansas school systems. He went on to attend Kansas State University; having to leave to serve his country in the U. S Army and core of engineers. He went back to Kansas State University to finish his degree following his service. Lee graduated with his bachelor’s degree in planning. He married Catherine on August 16, 1969 and together they shared 24 years of marriage.
Lee worked as a Landscaping Architect for South FL Water Management District for 23 years. He enjoyed boating, fishing, restoring antique Studebakers and wooden boats (Chris Craft), and loved spending time with his family and friends. Lee was active with Sertoma, car clubs, and was known for supplying Jupiter Farms Christmas parade with his antique cars and fire engine.
Mr. Lee always had an upbeat attitude and was a friend to everyone. You never saw him without a smile on his face and always had something positive to say along with words of encouraging words. “Come on feet”. Whether he was at a restaurant, physical therapy or Starbucks, Lee always made a friend and flirted with the ladies. He is survived by his mother, Ruby Louise Henderson; a son, Christopher Brian Henderson (Lisa); two daughters, Christina Henderson Giulianelli (Mario) and Kimberly Henderson; a brother, Jerry Henderson (Joan); nephews, JJ Henderson and Jesse Henderson; as well as many wonderful friends and neighbors. Visitation will be held at Lee’s residence, 13804 153rd Road North, Jupiter, FL on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 pm, followed by a reception. Burial will be held at Mt. Washington Cemetery in Independence, KS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lee’s name to the Lyme Disease Association, P.O. Box 1438, Jackson, NJ 08527 www.lymediseaseassociation.org or to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville, Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 www.heart.org.
Per the family’s request, please dress casual and comfortable.
The family wishes to extend gratitude and appreciation to all Lee’s friends and neighbors who have help him in recent years.
- Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, February 10, 2019
- Reception to follow the service
Clarence Lee Henderson Jr.
February 12, 2019
It's been a while since I had last seen Lee. I worked with him at the South Florida Water Management District. He was a wonderful and friendly man. He was always with a smile and always had something nice to say when he passed by you. For years, he bought Girl Scout cookies from me for my daughter and then always made a donation to purchase cookies for the Military. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. My deepest sympathy and condolences to his family. There is no doubt in my mind he will be missed by many. You can be sure that he has a place in heaven just because of the person he was.
February 6, 2019
No words could ever express my feelings for Mr. Lee. I am blessed that he was part of my life. Whether it was "doing laps" around the cubes to get him up and walking or working on websites and GIS together, you'll always be in my heart. I know you're up there in heaven with dad, aka " firecracker man", talking Studebakers and Pachards or sharing war stories. I'm sure the Lord welcomed another soldier home with open arms. I'll see you again dear sweet man and don't forget....you owe me that dance! This time we'll be dancing with the angels.
February 6, 2019
Mr. Lee was a bright shining light here at the South Florida Water Management District. He always had a radiant smile and was so gentle and kind. Never once did he complain about his "feet not moving" but instead valiantly kept trying to get better. I was always awed about his "toys" and about how he enjoyed restoring and playing with his beloved Studebakers and fire truck and boat and trains! He is an inspiration to me. Bless you dear Mr. Lee.
February 5, 2019
Mr. Lee was a wonderful friend and neighbor to my daughter and her family. He was kind, fun-loving, always had a smile on his face and he loved the many neighborhood parties. I have many fond memories of Mr. Lee but the most memorable is the antique fire truck and the "Jupiter Farms Christmas Parade". This parade was "his baby" and I hope that the tradition will continue in his honor. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Mr. Lee.