James D. "J.D." Henderson, 86, a native of LeCompte and a resident of Hessmer, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at Ocshner Medical Center in Kenner.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruby Wall Henderson; his children, Gary Henderson and wife, Cheryl, Wanda Henderson Grundman and husband, Terry, Allen Henderson and wife, Lita, and Ivan Henderson and wife, Cheryl; his grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Brady McElwee; his stepfather, Fayette McElwee; sister, Theda McNitzky; and brother, Allen Henderson.
He was a retired wireline operator in the oilfield.
He was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Marine Corps. He also served three years in the U.S. Navy.
L.A. Muhleisen and Son Crematory in Kenner is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Dec. 29 to Dec. 31, 2012