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John Henderson Jr.


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John Henderson Jr. Obituary
John Moncure Henderson, Jr., age 92, of Inverness, FL, passed away at his residence with his loving family by his side on February 3, 2018.
John was born on May 19, 1925 in Raleigh, N.C. to the late John M. and Zenobia (Bagwell) Henderson. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army, was a Veteran of the Korean War and also worked with the Army Corps of Engineers.
After his military service, John went on to own and operate a marine engine and parts distribution company for over 20 years. He married Gladys M. Gilley on February 21, 1981 with whom he shared 36 years of loving marriage. John and Gladys made Citrus County their home in 1997 after relocating from Norcross, GA and attended worship services at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness.
He was an experienced pilot and a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Cessna Pilot Association and the American Navion Society. John owned a Navion aircraft for 20 years. He was also a member of the Citrus County Shooting Club.
In addition to his wife Gladys, those left to mourn John's passing include his son, John M. Henderson III and his wife Denise of Garland, TX; daughter, Susan E. Henderson of Weston, FL; 2 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
A funeral service of remembrance is planned for Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, with Reverend Ron Pfeifer of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness officiating. John's family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:30 until the hour of service. Following the service, burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery where full military honor will be rendered by Floral City VFW Honor Guard #7122. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Feb. 6, 2018
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