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James Richard Henderson


1921 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James Richard Henderson Obituary
ODESSA James Richard (PawPaw) Henderson, 92, was born October, 24, 1921, in Shubuta, MS, to Oliver and Winnie Henderson. He passed from this life on February 25, 2014, at the Hospice House in Odessa. He married the love of his life, Christelle Buford, on August 4, 1945, in San Angelo, Texas. They were married for 66 wonderful years before he laid Christelle to rest on October 11, 2011.
Jim was a proud World War II Veteran, serving his country in the Army from 1941 to 1945. He was a supervising plant operator for El Paso Products for 20 years before he retired. God gave Jim many talents, which he used to honor God and serve others through his generous spirit. He and Christelle were long time faithful members of Wesley Evangelical Methodist church.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and his wife, Christelle.
Those left to remember his life are his daughter, Carolyn Couch of Odessa; two grandchildren, Brian Couch of Odessa and Brandy Couch Cranford and husband Chad Cranford of Carrollton, Texas; three great granddaughters, Natalie Couch, Allie Cranford and Brooke Cranford, who were the lights of his life.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 6pm until 8pm at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, 4635 Oakwood Dr., Odessa, Texas. A Service celebrating his life will be held at 3pm Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Wesley Evangelical Methodist Church, 1211 E. 57th St., Odessa, Texas. Rev. Ronnie Newton, long time pastor and friend, will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Published in Odessa American on Feb. 27, 2014
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