James L. Henderson
FUNERAL HOME
Smits Funeral Home - Dyer
2121 Pleasant Springs Lane
Dyer, IN
Henderson, James L.

James L. Henderson, Sgt. C.P.D., U.S. Army Veteran, age 75, of Beecher, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Loving husband of Carol A. Henderson, nee Clifford. Devoted father of Mary Margaret (Robert) Matyn. Dear brother of William Henderson, and the late Mary Ann Matern. Devoted and cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Enoch and Lorretta Henderson. Memorial visitation Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt.30/Pleasant Springs Ln.) Dyer, IN. Memorial Mass Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. directly at St. Kieran Catholic Church 724 - 195 th St. Chicago Heights, IL 60411, with Rev. William J. McFarlane officiating. Inurnment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery – Elwood, IL. Jim will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation 1407 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607 (cpdmemorial.org), greatly appreciated. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300, or we encourage you to leave a condolence for the family on our online guestbook at www.SMITSFH.com

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Oct
14
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Smits Funeral Home
2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt.30/Pleasant Springs Ln.), Dyer, IN
Oct
15
Memorial Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Kieran Catholic Church
724 - 195 th St., Chicago Heights, IL
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Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Jim will be remembered at the next Police Mass.

In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
October 19, 2021
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Jim will be remembered at the next Police Mass. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
October 19, 2021
Carol it was a pleasure to know Jim And you I wish I was able to attend and give my condolences in person , I am very sad this happened but I think it was beast he will suffer no more. Love and prayers to you and your family and my God be with you . Love Pat Pemberton
Patrick. Pemberton
Friend
October 14, 2021
We just learned of Jim’s passing and would like to express our sincere condolences. We will miss the conversations (usually on Wednesdays), his smile and his wonderful personality. Looking through the picture we smiled a little bigger at the one taken in Livios. The other pictures captured a full and happy life that he shared with you and your beautiful daughter. We hope those memories bring you comfort in the coming weeks. He will be missed by many. Sincerely, Eva & Dan
Eva Sacramento
Acquaintance
October 13, 2021
My sincere condolences to Carol and family from Maggie Weber, your coworker and friend from the RTC days. May Jim rest in peace. xoxo
Maggie Weber
Friend
October 13, 2021
My sincere condolences to Jim’s family. I worked with him in the 10th District for many years before we were promoted to Sgt together and assigned to the Deuce. We later returned to our roots in 10 where Jim stood out as one of the most knowledgeable and loyal supervisors there. I hope you can take comfort in the many memories you have of Jim. Rest In Peace my brother.
Tom Hutchinson
Coworker
October 12, 2021
Susan and Tim
October 12, 2021
Worked with Jimmy in the 010th District back in the 70's. Got to know Jimmy very well and he was not only a great Police Officer but also a Wonderful Human Being. May God Rest His Soul. He will always be remembered. Jimmy Shader, Retired from the Crime Lab, CPD
Jimmy Shader
Coworker
October 12, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Carol and family we are very sorry for your loss.
Bill & Mary Kay Pigott
Friend
October 12, 2021
Please know that Jim was revered and respected by Betty and Bill Bose and their son, Lance Wright. Both Bill and Lance served on the Board Jim and related the had seldom met a man more understanding and more cooperative to the needs of our Association than Jim. He will be missed by all.
Betty and Bill Bose
Friend
October 12, 2021
Oh Carol and Mary I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Didn’t know him as a police officer but he sure was a great builder and remodeler. I always loved seeing what new work he was doing In the house in Cville. Great guy.
Anita StaynerStayner
Friend
October 11, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Christina Warno & Ron LaJoie
Friend
October 11, 2021
My deepest condolences on your loss. "Uncle" Jim was a wonderful person and an especially good friend to my (now deceased )father Dennis. My fondest memory of Uncle Jim was he & I dancing to the ZZ Top song " Legs" at my wedding. That memory always brings a smile to my face. He will be missed.
Debra Ambrose
October 11, 2021
Worked with, Jim in the 10th District and knew him Canaryville, he was a good man and a fair minded Supervisor. Guys like him are always missed. Rest in Peace Jim.
Michael Mcmeel
Friend
October 11, 2021
Carol and Mary, so sorry for your loss. Jim was my tact Sergeant in the 10th District. He always looked out for our team, he was an extremely wise supervisor. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May He Rest In Peace.


Tom Cepeda
Coworker
October 11, 2021
Our Deepest Sympathy to The Jim Henderson Family. Thomas and Sherry Donnelly.
Thomas Donnelly
Neighbor
October 11, 2021
Jimmy and I grew up together, were in the seminary together and both were on the CPD..I will miss himRest Easy CC my friend. My condolences to Carol and family
Dan & Diane O’Sullivan
Daniel O’Sullivan
Friend
October 11, 2021
Carol & Mary,
My condolences on your loss. Jim was a great man and an amazing copper. I had the pleasure to work for Jim on the 10th District Tactical Team and I have great memories of Jim. He always took care of us and made sure we were having fun on the job as well as being safe.
Patrick O’Donovan
Patrick O’Donovan
Coworker
October 11, 2021
Guest Book says it all. They don't any better.
Richard & Sandy Kalemba
Friend
October 11, 2021
A giant hole was created in our hearts. Jim was such a kindhearted friend. He will be missed dearly. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Love, hugs, and prayers! Xxxooo
Susan and Tim Stan
Friend
October 11, 2021
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