William C. "Bill" Henderson
SHREVEPORT, LA - Mr. William C. "Bill" Henderson, a member of Shreveport's most prominent broadcasting family, died suddenly on Wednesday, March 10th. He was 70 years old. Visitation will be at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Saturday, March 13th, from 10-12 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow at Rose-Neath beginning at Noon with Monsignor Earl Provenza officiating, and interment thereafter at Forest Park Cemetery.
Bill was born in Shreveport on January 30, 1940 to William Carter Henderson and Gertrude Alverson Henderson. His grandfather, William Kennon Henderson, Jr. founded Shreveport's KWKH radio station and, as a prominent broadcasting pioneer, was very influential in the shaping of this nation's communications industry. His father, Carter, continued in this tradition as one of the founders of KSLA television. From their arrival in Shreveport in the 1890's, the Henderson family took on a leadership role in the town and championed its virtues throughout the land. A resident of Shreveport for most of his life, Bill shared this passion for the city and remained active in real estate management for the family's Henderson Properties Company.
Bill loved all manner of outdoor sports but was most passionate about fishing and golf. He was a regular fixture at the Palmetto Country Club and the State Line Hunting & Fishing Club where his quick wit, ever present smile and no-nonsense manner were endearing qualities to those that knew him best.
Bill was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Bill is survived by his wife, Karen Edman Henderson; three children, Leigh Pozas of Bakersfield, California; Holly Citelli of Frisco, Texas and Clint Henderson and his wife, Charley of Allen, Texas; three step-daughters, Heather White and her husband, Trey of Denham Springs, LA; Hillary Doyal and her husband, Drew of Shreveport, LA; Haley Edman of Baton Rouge, LA and sister, Dixie Henderson of Frisco, TX. Eight grandchildren also survive Bill.
Pallbearers will be Jay McGee, Curt Jones, Jack Sawyer, Drew Doyal, Ronnie Anderson and David Hall. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Slack and the Men's Golf Association of the Palmetto Country Club.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Caddo Parish Animal Shelter or the charity of your choice. Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Marshall St. Chapel 222-0348
Published in Shreveport Times on Mar. 13, 2010.