Howard Thomas “Tom” Henson, Sr., age 88, of the New River Community, departed this life on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at his home. He was born April 17, 1931, in Jonas Ridge, North Carolina to the late Thomas Reid Henson and Cora Weatherman Henson.
He was a member of the New River Missionary Baptist Church, and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Tom was also a member of the American Legion Post, NRA and VFW of Winfield.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Betty Jean Duncan; 2nd wife, Sarah Ruth Henson; daughter, Charlotte Brinker; brothers, Daniel Henson, William “Bill” Henson; sister, Melba Clement; granddaughter, Crissy Egerton Cash.
He is survived by his children, Sue Dourm and husband Gary, Patty Egerton and husband Hardin, Mary Terry and husband Mark, Howard Thomas Henson, Jr., Kathy Henson Russ and husband Rob, Benjamin Henson and wife Allie, Cheryl Perry and husband Danny, Sonja Doyle; adopted daughter, Amanda Honeycutt; step-son, Gerald Ake and wife Sandy; grandchildren, Danyelle, Amy, Jessie, Jimmy, Mickie, Markie, Josh, Matthew, Lacey, Dylan, Harley, Cora, Saben, Allie Shea, Katelynn, Rachael, Abigail, Bobby, Mandy, Dunovan, Charity and Daniel; step-grandchildren, Amanda, Jeremy and Josh; (21) great grandchildren; brother, Estle Henson; nieces and nephews, Caroline, Cathy, David, Bill and Rebecca; special caregivers, Michelle Ashcraft, Lisa Lloyd, Lori Buttram and Barbara DeBord and Kate Pierce, RN; many other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Friday evening, June 7, 2019 at the New River Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday morning, June 8, 2019 at the New River Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Kermit Phillips and Bro. Ben Henson officiating. Music will be provided by the Henson Family. Burial will follow in the Henson Family Cemetery in the Helenwood community with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post #136.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville has been entrusted with the arrangements for the family of Howard Thomas “Tom” Henson, Sr.