Steven-Henderson "Hondo"-Obituary

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Steven Henderson "Hondo"

Dec 10, 1951 - Sep 12, 2021 (Age 69)

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Steve "Hondo" Henderson, Lockheed Martin T-45C Simulator Instructor (circa 2006).

Hondo´s official instructor photo for Fidelity Technologies.

Hondo hanging with the boys before instructing in the T-45C simulator (circa 2008).

Hondo & Jan at 2008 Christmas party for Fidelity Technologies, Flight Simulator Instructor for the U.S. Navy´s T-45C, NAS Kingsville.

Steve & Jan were good friends to the NAS Kingsville community. Steve was a S-3B Viking carrier pilot then transitioned to teaching Student Naval Aviators in the T-45 Goshawk simulator at NAS Kingsville. Thank you Steve & Jan for your service to our nation. You both are dearly missed. Our condolences to the whole Henderson family. RIP
s/ Lance Hamm (Friend & Colleage)

You and your family are in our hearts and minds. Sincerely sorry for your loss.

We can tell how wonderful your father must have been just by knowing you. We reflect the best of our parents thanks to the loving way they raised us. Take comfort in your memories as you grieve. We will keep you in our thoughts.

Steve always had the best stories. I feel lucky I got to know him.

I miss him so much- jack

My opa


Steven's Obituary

Steven Henderson “Hondo” passed away unexpectedly on September 12, 2021, at the age of 69, at his home in Round Mountain, Texas.  He was born of December 10, 1951, in Fairborn, Ohio to Jack Jasper Henderson and Mary Lou Burleson Henderson. 

He graduated from the University of Texas and served his country in the U.S. Navy for 20 years.  After retiring from the service, he continued his passion for flying by educating the future generations of military pilots at NAS Kingsville for another 20 years. 

Steven enjoyed building knives and firearms, collecting bugs, cooking, hunting, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.  He was a very loving, caring, and generous man and was always available to those in need.  He took great pride in his family and enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Steven was preceded in his death by his parents and loving wife, Janet (Lopez) Henderson.  He is survived by his brother, John Henderson and wife Karla Henderson; his children, Loana Hernandez and husband Raul Hernandez; Clint Henderson and wife Jen Henderson; his four grandchildren, Steven Benedit, Stephanie Benedit, Jack Henderson, Faith Henderson and two great grandchildren, Daniella Gonzalez, and Jennifer Gonzalez.

He will be greatly missed.

Memorial Service will be held on September 25, 2021, at 2pm at Crofts-Crow Chapel in Johnson City, 305 E. Elm St., Johnson City, Tx, 78636.

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