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Elvis Ray Henderson

AGE: 88 • Neptune

Elvis Ray Henderson, age 88, of Neptune passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017.

Born in Elizabeth, NJ, he grew up in Kentucky & Louisiana eventually graduating from Welsh High School in Louisiana. Elvis served in the Army Air Corp from 1946-1949. He honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. Elvis was a part of many organizations including the VFW in Neptune, the Unexcelled Fire Department in Neptune and RSES-Refrigeration Service Engineers Society-Asbury Park Chapter. He owned and operated Red Henderson Inc. (Refrigeration & Air Conditioning) starting business in 1952 before retiring in 1985. He was an Amateur Radio Operator WA2IGT (Costa Rica portable TI8). Elvis sponsored "The Reds" softball team (Neptune Men's Softball League) for many years. He spent 6 months every year (winters) in Costa Rica where he and his wife loved to fish - they built a house high on a hill in the jungle, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Sierpe River.

He is predeceased by his wife of 69 years Ruth M. Henderson. He is survived by his son & daughter in law Barry A. Henderson and Ruth A Henderson, 3 grandchildren Laurie A. Henderson of Neptune, Douglas R. Henderson of East Brunswick, NJ and Ryan A. Henderson of Neptune, 2 great grandchildren Collin Henderson of Jackson, NJ Caitlyn Henderson of Jackson, NJ, 1 brother & 6 sisters living in Louisiana & Texas.

The arrangements have been entrusted to the Ely Funeral Home, Neptune. Condolences may be offered online at
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 14, 2017
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