Elmer Henderson, 67, of Lorain, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Mercy Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Elmer was born Oct. 8, 1945, in Portsmouth, Ohio, where he was raised, graduating from Portsmouth High School with the class of 1965.
Portsmouth remained his home until he enlisted with the U.S. Army. He moved to Lorain in 1968.
He retired from U.S. Steel Corporation in 2003 after 35 years as an inspector in the 3 seamless plant.
He loved to play horseshoes and outdoor activities such as fishing and camping. He was a fan of Elvis and enjoyed karaoke.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Lena Louise (nee Riley); son Elmer (Judy) Henderson, Jr.; daughter Geneva "Jenny" McCoy; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother Jack Crosby; and sister Shirley (Rodger) Robbins.
Elmer was preceded in death by sisters Rosemary Dyer, Ethel Fannin, and Ruth Ann Conley; and parents Wylie and Althea Henderson (nee James).
Friends may call Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. until the time of the service at 8 p.m. at Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst.
Additional services and viewing will take place at the Scotts Funeral Home in Portsmouth. Burial will be at Siloam Cemetery, South Shore, Ky.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Amherst News-Times on Nov. 1, 2012