The Times West Virginian


August 6, 2013

Don Henderson

Don Richard Henderson, 78, of Morgantown and formerly of Fairmont, passed away Saturday (Aug. 3, 2013) at his residence.

He was born in Fairmont on Sept. 29, 1934, a son of the late James Henderson and the late Christine (Matthews) Henderson.

Survivors include his wife, Deloris Ann Dempsey Henderson; one son, Richard Ralph Henderson of Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, George Henderson, Mary Jo Watkins, John Henderson and James Henderson, thus making him the last surviving member of his immediate family. Additionally, he was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ivan F. and Barbara A. Wilson, and Jack A. and Betty V. Dempsey; and one nephew, Jerry Wilson.

Don was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He spent 27 years working for Arkwright and Consolidation Coal Co. as an underground electrician and a lamp man.

He was a member and supporter of the Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society, and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He loved hunting and collecting guns.

He was a born-again Christian who believed firmly in the teachings of Jesus Christ and was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Barrackville.

Family and friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon to the time of the service at 1 p.m. Thursday with Pastor David Knotts officiating. Interment will follow in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Westover, where full military honors will be accorded at the graveside.

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