Harold Wayne Henson
December 22, 1939 – July 6, 2019
Harold Wayne Henson of Ropesville, Texas passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 from a sudden heart attack. Harold was born on December 22, 1939 to Ben & LaRue Henson in Meadow, Texas. Family visitation will be Thursday, July 11th from 5:30-7:30 at Resthaven Funeral Home. The funeral will be held Friday, July 12th at 1:00 p.m. at Resthaven Chapel.
Harold loved playing basketball (among other sports) for Meadow High, where he graduated in 1958. He went on to Howard County Junior College, where he was an All-American basketball player. His next stop was Baylor University, where he captained the basketball team and received his degree in 1962. Harold returned to west Texas with $62 in his pocket and started farming. After a dry year, he decided to put his education to use and began coaching and teaching. He first coached basketball and then football through 1974 in Lamesa. He made so many friends and absolutely loved his time there. He counted many of his students as lifelong friends.
Harold loved kids and loved helping kids, whether on or off the court. When the American culture began to change and drugs were becoming prevalent, Harold longed to help. He poured his life into ministering all of God’s healing virtues to the troubled teens he encountered. The years following, Harold spent building a team of people within a ministry called Dynamics of Freedom. Continuing with the tools he learned helping the teens caught in the turbulent 60s, Harold impacted thousands of lives through the seminars that he led. He had a constant drive to understand the truths given in Scripture that offer freedom to troubled hearts. As the years passed, Harold focused on fully comprehending scripture and its application to world events. Through a thorough understanding of God’s Word, he continued to make a difference in lives up until the very day he left us to be with God. While coaching and ministering, Harold continued to farm. He loved cotton and was fascinated by all the elements that accompanied raising cotton. In 1976, he bought the Lockettville Gin and ran the gin through 2010.
Harold adored his family including his wife, Robin, daughters Mariah Henson and Bevin Henson, of the home; his sweet sister, Rita Conder and her husband, Bruce; their children, Drew (Stacy), and Carmen (Dean Holmes); sister-in-law, Robbie Henson (wife of late brother Alton Henson); their children Chad (Tamara) and Christie; all of Powderly, Texas. Other relatives include son, Mike Henson of Ropesville and his children; daughter, Delinda Noordyk of Fremont, Michigan, and her children; and sister, Phyllis Conder of Powderly, Texas. Special thanks to grandson, Jacob Henson of Ropesville, TX.
- Drew Conder
- Dean Holmes
- Chad Henson
- Rick Corley
- Perry Strickland
- Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, July 12, 2019
Harold Wayne Henson
July 17, 2019
As a former player, I have the utmost respect for coaches. They were a big influence in my development as a young man. Because of this, I always called Harold "Coach" whenever we spoke. I was blessed to spend many an hour on the phone or in person visiting with Coach. I cherished every moment of our discussions as Coach was always a teacher at heart. I loved when he and the family made the trip to visit me after many years of phone calls, and his advice, discernment, and true Biblical faith are beacons that I shall follow for the rest of my days. My heart breaks for the loss Robin and the girls are feeling, but it also celebrates the gain that heaven has received.
July 16, 2019
I will never forget Harold! He always had a smile on his face and a big hug to give me! Most of my memories of Harold surround the old gin office with a domino game going and a lot of peanut being ate. I remember when I learned to read number Harold would sit me on the counter at the scale and I would help him read truck weights. Then he would write the weights on the card and and I would run them in to Mamaw (Dorothy) and LaQuita. When the new office was built I loved his office. I could sit and listen to him talk or he would let me play with the tractors in his office, some where off limits though, but not many! Harold was a wonderful man and helped so many people. He was a wonderful friend and boss to my Papa and Mamaw for many years. I will miss him, but I know what a wonderful homecoming it was in heaven and a lot of domino playing going on.
July 12, 2019
Robin, I’m so sorry for your and the girls’ loss. I always enjoyed my visits with Harold. As you all know, he usually had something in particular to talk about and he ALWAYS made sure he got his opinion across! It was fun for me to spend part of my day either agreeing with him........or irritating him! The service was beautiful. Linda and my prayers are going up as we speak. Love to you all.
July 11, 2019
Harold was really one of the good guys. I was in Lamesa High School when Coach Henson was there. But it was later in life when I got to know him better, through business and other connections. I always enjoyed visiting with him, and he had a gentle and compassionate nature. It was a pleasure to have known him, and he will be missed.
July 10, 2019
Coach Henson was a very wonderful man to be around he coach me when I was a little boy playing basketball I’m so thankful that rick Corley is a pallbearer for coach Henson knowing that he will be attending one of our favorite coaches and rick friends coach Henson was a leader on and off the court god bless all of coach Henson family Sam Staker
July 10, 2019
Harold was a friend and a teacher. He taught us so much about the Lord. He was a great friend. He spoke at my dads funeral he was supportive during a difficult time. Thank you for sharing him with my family. Randy and Amy weaver