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Wesley C. Henderson

Middletown, Delaware

Dec 29, 1931 – Feb 18, 2020 (Age 88)


December 29, 1931
February 18, 2020
Middletown, Delaware


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Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC - Middletown Obituary

Wesley C. Henderson, Jr. age 88, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2020.

He was born on December 29, 1931, in the city of Wilmington, to the late Martha (née Graden) and Wesley Henderson, Sr.

Wes served in the U.S. Army and later became a second-generation member of the Operating Engineers Local 542, where he worked for over 25 years. He also drove an oil truck, owned/operated a heating repair business and was a skilled carpenter. Wes worked after his retirement from the union as a maintenance supervisor at the current Pinnacle Health Center in Smyrna. When he wasn't working, Wes enjoyed classic country music, road trips, photography, woodworking, antique cars, and making memories with family and friends.

Wes was preceded in death by his former wife, Jean (née Roberts) Henderson, and grandson Michael Verucci.

Wes is survived by his wife of 17 years, Elizabeth (Murray) Henderson; his children, Linda Manfre (Joe), Allan Henderson, Sr., Cindy Lawson (John), Nancy Verucci, Wesley Henderson III(Sharon), Raymond Henderson (James), Michael Henderson (Cassandra), and Richard Henderson (Susan); his 18 grandchildren David Callis, Dorothy Cline, Ken Jones, Clara Henderson, Allan Henderson, Jr., Elatia Lyons, John Lawson III, Dawn Lawson, Tony Verucci, Niki Verucci, Rachael Henderson, Christian Henderson, Austin Henderson, Romann Henderson, Nolan Henderson, Alexis Henderson, Richard Henderson, Jr., Tara Henderson; and 26 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving sister, Ruth Malice, and her children Ron Malice, Cathy Cathcart, and Sandy Windsor.

A celebration of Life will take place Thursday, February 27th, visitation will be from 9 – 9:45 am, the service will begin at 9:45 am at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, DE. Interment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465, Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Wes’s name to the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd., Newark, DE 19713 would be greatly appreciated.

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I didn't know you long, but I'll love you forever. Love...your sweetheart, Susan

I had the privilege of taking care of him and his wife as a Cna . Daily visits to his devotion of his wife . Then he himself was a resident . Had many conversations which will be treasured. So sorry for your loss and God Bless

I Love you so much Uncle Wes, I will surly miss talking and laughing with you, God Bless, Love Cathy

To my dearest Brother I will Love you forever, I will see you in heaven, Love Ruth