Harold Lee Henderson, 94, of Woodbine, died Monday afternoon, May 5, 2014, one day after his 94th birthday.
Born May 4, 1920, in High Point, North Carolina, he was the son of the late William and Florence Henderson. He was the husband of the late M. Evelyn Henderson, who died April 19, 2006.
He was proud to be an American and was drafted into the Army in 1944. He served his country in the European Theater, for which he received a Purple Heart
Prior to the war, he met his soon-to-be wife at a roller skating rink in Washington; and they were known by many as quite the "skating couple." The couple married May 30, 1940, at St. Paul's Rock Creek Episcopal Parish in Washington.
His working career began with the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company in 1941. During his career, he worked as a liaison with the Goddard Space Flight Center and the White House, retiring as a manager in 1979, with 38 years of service.
He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Mount Airy. He was a member of the William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Masonic Lodge No. 7 of Washington and a lifelong member of Disabled American Veterans, Telephone Pioneers, the Veterans of Foreign Wars
and the American Legion.
He was known for his meticulous yard work, was an avid Washington Redskins fan and an avid golfer.
Surviving are daughter Anna Evelyn Whitecotton and husband Joe, of Carbondale, Illinois; and grandson Scott Lee Whitecotton and wife Amy, of Chatham, Illinois.
The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service, 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 16457 Old Frederick Road, Mount Airy, with the Rev. Susan S. Keller officiating. Interment, with military honors by the Maryland National Guard, Army Branch, will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Illinois State Police Memorial Park, The Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation, 4000 North Peoria Road, Springfield, Illinois 62702, or online at www.isp.state.il.us/memorialpark
Online condolences may be offered at www.staufferfuneralhome.com
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