Truman Jesse Henderson STANLEY - Mr. Truman Jesse Henderson, 93, of Stanley went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was born April 29, 1921 in Lake Toxaway, NC, son of the late Charles and Millie Henderson. Mr. Henderson retired from A&P Tea Company in Charlotte in 1984. He was a WWII US Navy Veteran. Mr. Henderson was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years. His life was a testimony to those who knew him. He was well-loved by his family and friends. Truman enjoyed gardening, yard work, working jigsaw puzzles and watching Braves baseball. Truman is survived by his wife Gladys Nash Henderson; sons and daughters-in-law Jerry and Sudie York of Stanley and Mo and Linda York of Mt. Pleasant, SC; daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Barry Friday of Stanley; four grand- children Shana Biggerstaff, Chris York, Craig Friday and Patricia Williams; six great-grandchildren Johnathan Biggerstaff, Emily Biggerstaff, Sarah York, Corey York, Caroline York and Samantha Williams; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven siblings Birdell Moore, Lyle Henderson, Marjorie Edney, Truett Henderson, Mildred McCall, Claxton Henderson and Barbara Montgomery. A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Henderson will be held 3:00pm Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the Faith Baptist Church, 5194 Old Plank Road, Iron Station, NC 28080, with Rev. Mike Scott officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30pm Sunday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Faith Baptist Church "Baptist Men's Mission", 5194 Old Plank Road, Iron Station, NC 28080. Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.woodlawnfuneral.org. Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly, NC is serving the family.
Published in Charlotte Observer on June 7, 2014