Graveside service for Mr. Edwin S. "Coach Ed" Henderson, 79, of Anniston, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Forestlawn Gardens with Dr. Mack Amis officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday at Parker Memorial Baptist Church in Anniston. Coach Ed passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Doris Henderson. Mr. Henderson graduated from Anniston High School in 1960, the University of Alabama in 1965 and Jacksonville State University in 1976 and 1986. He taught and coached at Wellborn High School, Saks High School, and Lincoln High School. He also served as principal at both Saks High School and Weaver High School. After his retirement, he taught at Faith Christian School and Sacred Heart Catholic School. He was also known as "Sapphire" during his time playing softball. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Carole Scott Henderson; daughters, Barbara Hendrix and Laura Henderson; grandchildren, Hinton Hendrix (Ashleigh), Wesley Hendrix (Alex) and Ethan Hendrix; sister, Linda Henderson Davis; nieces and nephews, Shannon (Breck) Ballard, Noelle and Reagan, Mike Dew, Donald Dew (Sherri), Donald Scott, Jason Scott and Stephen Scott; along with cousins and other extended family. Honorary pallbearers will be Art Lewis, Ed Hamilton, John Tucker, Hubert Cunningham, Joe Dyer and Charlie Maniscalco. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Association, 1100 Ireland Way, Suite 101, Birmingham, Alabama 35205 (www.cancer.org
); or Parker Memorial Baptist Church, PO Box 2104, Anniston, Alabama 36202. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com.
K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 256.231.2334
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Published by The Anniston Star on Jul. 17, 2021.