LINCOLN - Marion W. "Doc" Henderson, 89, of Lincoln, passed away May 4, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 4-7 PM at Henderson Hall on the campus of Lincoln Christian University. Funeral services will be 10 AM Monday, May 7, 2012 at Lincoln Christian Church. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery In Lincoln.
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.
Marion was born December 22, 1922 in Sorrento, IL the son of Charles and Henrietta (Wright) Henderson. He married Vera Martin, his high school sweetheart, from Mulberry Grove, IL on March 28, 1943. She preceded him in death on April 16, 2009.
He served as a U.S. Army Medical Corpsman during WW II. Marion graduated from Lincoln Bible Institute and Greenville College and then went on to earn his PhD from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He was a New Testament professor at Lincoln Bible Institute and then Lincoln Christian College from 1951-1976. He then moved to Florida Christian College where he served as a New Testament professor and then College President from 1976-1986. Mr. Henderson then retired from Lincoln Christian College where he served as a New Testament Professor, Special Assistant to the President, men's basketball and baseball coach for over 20 years, and Athletic Director.
His preaching ministries included Chandlerville, IL, Scottsburg, IN, and South Fork Church of Christ near Rochester, IL.
Surviving are his three daughters: Jane Vincent of Lincoln, IL; Jill Thornton (Don) of Auburn, IL; and Judy Givan (Todd) of Lincoln, IL, six grandchildren: Chad Givan (Liliana) of Springfield, IL; Kallie Truelove (Beau) of Ridgefarm, IL; Clint Thornton of Springfield, IL; Dusty Givan (Devlin) of Shelbyville, KY; Cole Thornton (Megan) of Springfield, IL; and Kade Vincent (Katie) serving in the USAF; great grandchildren: Kandon, Karson, Kalvin, and Kristian Truelove; Maria Givan; Jackson Thornton; and Michael Givan; sisters: Marie Yates of Greenville, IL; Myrna Beesley of Taylor, MI; and Melba Bone of Florissant, MO; also surviving is special family friend and caregiver Paula Perrett.
Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Home Hospice or to the family to establish a scholarship fund for preaching ministry students.