OBITUARY

Donald "Donnie Eugene" E. Henderson

February 14, 1932April 5, 2019
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Donald E. “Donnie Eugene” Henderson, 87 years of age passed away peacefully at home in his recliner on April 5th, 2019 with his wife Helen and dog “Stephanie” by his side. Don was born February 14, 1932 in Versailles, Kentucky and attended school there. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict where he served three years in the Army in communications and four years in the Air Force as a B-29 specialist. During this time, Don served tours of duty at the Strategic Air Command and the Northeast SAC. After the Air Force retired the B-29s, Don was asked by the Air Force and Boeing Aircraft Company to train on B-47s, for which he received commendations from the Boeing Aircraft Company and the U.S. Airforce. Don was employed by American Airlines at Standiford Field in Louisville, Kentucky for 25 years active service and 12 years inactive due to poor health. He was an Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator “N9BWG”. Don also loved to fish, hunt and work with computers. He was preceded in death by his parents, along with many aunts and uncles.

Survivors include: Wife of 65 years, Helen F. (DeVore) Henderson and three children; Gary (Melanie), Jan Hamilton (Jimmy), and Jill Trinkle (John). Eight grandchildren; Chris Pendleton, Kyle Hamilton, Carey (West), Megan (Robert), Kasey Hammel (Ryan), Katie Trinkle (Eric Roll), Victoria Harper (Paul), and Courtney Kriz (Chase). Two great grandchildren; Hazel Stutsman and Carson Kriz. Best friends David and Colleen Vest and family, and several cousins, nieces and nephews along with his pet dog “Stephanie”. Visitation will be Tuesday April 9th, from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm and after 9:00 am Wednesday April 10th, at Kraft Funeral Service 2776 Charlestown Rd. in New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday April 10th, at the Kraft Charlestown Rd. Chapel with Full Military Honors. Private burial will be in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Expressions of Sympathy to: Floyd County Animal Rescue League at www.floydcountyanimals.org Online condolences to: www.kraftfs.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 10, 2019
REMEMBERING

Donald "Donnie Eugene" E. Henderson

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Jenny Stone Kemp

April 9, 2019

Helen, Gary, Jan, Jill.
So sorry to hear this news, keeping you all in my prayers. I will always remember Don joking with me every time I saw him! Such great family pictures & Memories. Sending love and hugs to you all.
Jenny

Gayle Mathis

April 9, 2019

So sorry for your loss Helen, Gary, Jan and Jill. To know Don was to love him!
Know that prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Toby Bilbro

April 8, 2019

To my second brother who never met a stranger. I will miss our long passionate phone conversations on life in general and politics in particular. Love and miss you always.

Larry Pendleton

April 7, 2019

Ole pops I gonna miss u buddy.I know u had a lot to do with molding the man I am today.Huntin and many fishin trips I'll always cherish.We made a lot of memorys.I will always be here for Helen ,anything she needs .So sorry for the family,Gary, Jan and Jill I feel ur pain. He was like a dad to me to. RIP OleBluegenes we sure gonna miss u my buddy.

Dave Moyers

April 7, 2019

I'll always remember the great times we had together. Fair Winds and Following Seas My Friend, May Your Next Port-of-Call Be Heavenly

Dave
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