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William H. Henderson

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William H. Henderson


AGE: 64 • Newark

William H. Henderson, known fondly as "Bil with one L," age 64, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Bil was born in Chestnut Hill, PA on December 23, 1952, and was the son of Jimmy Henderson and Ruth (Pownall) Henderson. He made his career as an assemblyman with General Motors, retiring after 31 years of dedicated service.

An avid fisherman, Bil enjoyed many happy hours on the water. He was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Bil will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy and sister, Marcie Evanich. Bil is survived by his mother, Ruth; beloved wife of 23 years, Jacki L. (Young) Henderson; children, Ryan, Jessica, and Jeremy Henderson; brother, Jimmy Henderson; sister, Barbara Biddle; and grandson, Christopher Young.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 4:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, March 12, 2017 at the Salem United Methodist Church, 469 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 4:30 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to assist the family may be made by visiting GoFundMe at

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Published in The News Journal on Mar. 5, 2017
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