William J. Henderson
October 03, 1927 - March 10, 2012
Bedford – William J. Henderson, 84, of 4469 Williams Road, Bedford, died at 10:39 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Garden Villa in Bedford.
Born October 3, 1927 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Jeff and Zelphia (Coulter) Henderson. He married Mabel L. Kern on April 14, 1945 and she survives. He was a member of the Old Union Christian Church. He worked hard all his life to provide the best he could for his family, finally, retiring from Indiana Limestone in 1986. He then continued to work at home, taking special pride in his extraordinary vegetable gardens and was referred to by his friends as ‘the tomato man’.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel of Bedford; two sons, Joel Henderson of Williams and Tom Henderson of Bedford; one daughter, Joyce Burns and husband, Bill of Williams; eight grandchildren, Kevin Henderson and wife, Shelly, Jodi Henderson, Bridget Adams, Josh Henderson, Dusty Henderson, Jamie Henderson and wife, Devin, Bradley Burns and Bridget Burns; seven great grandchildren, Haley, Joey, Alex, Mackenzie, Traleigh, Cailey and Nick; one sister, Phyllis; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeff and Zelphia; five brothers, Leo, Leroy, Denny, Wilbur and one in infancy; one sister, Lela.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 14th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
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