GASTONIA - Carroll Leonard Henderson Jr., 58, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Robin Johnson Hospice in Dallas.
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Born in Lubbock, Texas, he was the son of Floycille White Henderson of Gastonia and the late Carroll Leonard "Jack" Henderson Sr.
Mr. Henderson was a 1971 graduate of Hunter Huss High School. He received the highly coveted "Eagle Scout" award and the "God and Country" award as a Boy Scout member of Troop 313. Mr. Henderson also spent a number of years in radio before receiving a degree from Mid-Atlantic Bible College and becoming a minister. Mr. Henderson was the former pastor of Laurel Wood Ministries in Bessemer City where he pastored for 27 years. He was a wonderful, loving husband, father and grandfather and an awesome man of God. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Henderson is survived by his wife of 30 years, Crystal Shannon Henderson; children, Carroll Seth Henderson and wife, Lindsay, and John Lewis Henderson, all of Kings Mountain, and Doris Ruth Henderson of Gastonia; grandchildren, Marlee Day Henderson and Mya Grace Henderson; brothers, Kenneth Ray Henderson and wife, Wanda, and Brian Kent Henderson, all of Gastonia.
Family and friends are invited to attend a service celebrating the life of Carroll Henderson beginning at 12:00 PM Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Parkwood Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Quinn, Pastor Steve McCranie and Pastor Ancil Overbey, III officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Burial will be private.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Robin Johnson Hospice in Dallas, Ryan Hoovers Extreme Karate in Gastonia, and the church families of Laurel Wood Ministries and The Church without Walls.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Laurel Wood Ministries Building Fund, 124 Gamble Loop Road, Bessemer City, NC 28016 or the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Gastonia, 800 Robinson Road, Gastonia, NC 28056
Condolences may be sent online to www.mcleanfuneral.com
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mr. Henderson.
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2012