Ronald Wayne Henderson

ODESSA Ronald Wayne Henderson, age 70, of Odessa, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital.
He was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma on April 28, 1942 to the late Wayne and Stella (Norwood) Henderson. He was a US Navy Veteran and worked in the oilfield as a sandblaster and painter.
Ronald enjoyed talking on the CB radio at home or in the car. His handle was "Tail Gunner" and his wife Cathy was "Rose Petal". He loved country music and once rewired his home so that the living room had extra speakers. Turning it up would overload and blow the speakers. He also enjoyed downloading music and having "Sue" record the songs to cd's. His favorite sports were fishing and watching football, especially the Cowboys.
He is survived by his wife of over 40 years: Cathy (Hanes) Henderson of Odessa; two daughters: Debra Jordan and husband Michael of Port Neches, TX and Tammy Blair and husband Wayne of Odessa; two sons: Darrell Henderson and Rodney Henderson and wife Holly, all of Odessa; sisters: Diane Norwood and Judy Briley and husband Dee, all of Odessa; brother: Steve Henderson and wife Tammy Cox of Groves, TX; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Friday evening, October 26, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Graveside services with military honors will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens at 10:00 am Saturday, October 27, 2012, officiated by Pastor Fred Steen.
Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas and condolences to the family may be sent online at

Published in Odessa American on Oct. 26, 2012