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Gene Howard Henderson

October 10, 1941May 4, 2021

Gene Howard Henderson

Gene Henderson born to Lochrane and Mamie Henderson on October 10 1941 in Ansley Alabama. He passed away at home on May 4,2021. He was the baby of 4 children, Older Brothers Cecil, Jake and sister Gwen, He attended Charles Henderson High School until 1960 when he left school to join the Air Force. He served in Tripoli Libya, Fargo North Dakota and really enjoyed the time he spent in Maine. He left the Air Force in 1964 and returned home to Alabama. He had several jobs after that he worked with the highway dept surveying traffic, on a dairy farm milking cows, in a steel forging plant, he attended a meat cutting class worked for Sylvest farms He completed his years in the work field with the city of Montgomery Sanitation Dept. until retirement.

His son Charles Henderson(Chuck) preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter and son in law Melissa and Steven McLendon His grandchildren Charles(Davenia)Henderson, Edward (Shetario) Henderson, Alexander Gene Henderson, Erica (Jerry) Clark, and Julia(Anthony) McLendon. His great grandchildren Nicholas(Nick) Harrington, Jazarian(Zy) Henderson, Tristan Harrington, Steven Israel, Matthew Clark, Mark(Bubba) Israel, Nazaria (Tootz) Henderson, Dakota Clark, Caitlyn Israel, and Jayden Clark, His 4 step children Dorothy Sullivan, Doug Pruitt Sr, Evelyn Cook, and Martha Riley, as well as their children and grandchildren. Sister n law Mary Jane Henderson nephews Paul and James Henderson Adopted grandchildren Timothy Frazier Jr and Tyler Frazier Many nieces nephews friends and relatives and neighbors.

Known as Bub by his family growing up, later affectionately and respectfully called Gene by his children, grands and great grands.

Gene was an avid artist painting landscapes of old buildings barns and scenery from memory, with no proper training he just picked it up at the age of 50. He entered some amatuer art shows but mostly enjoyed giving his art to friends and family. he was a giving person, didn't have much but would give the shirt off his back. he insisted the grandkids finish high school and go further. He loved sports and everyone knew where Gene would be on Football saturdays or during the World Series. He also loved National Hockey League and college softball Mostly he LOVED watching the grandkids play football, baseball, run track and even an attempt at soccer. His biggest love was baseball, never missed too many games and you could always hear him ribbing the umpires or giving instructions from the stand. Once the grandkids got done with baseball it was time for the great grands to start, and as long as he could he would be at their games. Gene enjoyed music of all kinds and quite often you could hear music booming out of his room.

He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Sunday, May 16, 2021

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Melissa McLendon

May 7, 2021

My dad! My protector! My supporter! My Hero!
A memorial will be held May 16th at Belser Cemetery in Grady Al. At 1pm
Repass will be at 240 Gardendale Dr after the memorial.
Thank you all for the support love and kindness shown to us.

I will miss him dearly!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY