John Worthy Henderson
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John Worthy Henderson, 98, of Rineyville, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at Tender Touch Heart and Home in Elizabethtown.

He was born in Fayetteville, Tennessee, and retired from the U.S. Army after serving during World War II and the Korean War. He later retired from K.M. White Elevators and was a member of Longview United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude "Trudy" Henderson; two brothers, Oliver and Charles Henderson; and four sisters, Maudie G., Lilly Mae, Betty and Dorothy.

Survivors include a son, Narvin (Leverne) Whitworth of Hudson; a brother, Lester Henderson of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Terry (Marion) Whitworth and Michael (Cathy) Whitworth; two great-grandchildren, Brian (Shawna) Whitworth and Mattie Rose Whitworth; a great-great-grandchild, Brooks Michael Whitworth; and several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Dan (Diane) McCamish.

Services will be private.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus or Longview United Methodist Church.


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Published in The News-Enterprise from Aug. 21 to Aug. 24, 2020.
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August 26, 2020
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Harold Henry
August 25, 2020
May you rest in peace. Thank you for your service. My condolences to all his family.
Brittni Lay
August 25, 2020
It always made you smile when you walked by Mr. Henderson watching his westerns on TV. He would give a little wave. The Lord will comfort and strengthen you, providing the grace to go through the days ahead. Praying for your family.
Mary Tabb and family
August 24, 2020
Growing up I always looked forward to visits with Uncle J (he was J W until joining the Army...that is what we were told) and Aunt Toots. As a Service Member myself (USAF) I also appreciated his long Army career. From one of Uncle J's nephews.
Wayne Henry (son of Betty)
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