The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 1, 2014

Edward L. Henson

CORDOVA, Tenn. — Edward L. Henson Jr., age 68, of Cordova, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at his home.

He was born Oct. 6, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo., to Edward L. Henson and Bernice Tice Henson. As a child, Ed lived in the Neck City area. In 1963, he graduated from Alba High School.

On Sept. 21, 1963, Ed Married Helen M. Chadd, of Jasper, Mo. To this union two daughters were born, Kristi Lynn and Kelly Jo. Ed also considered his brother, Mark, as his son.

Ed's hobbies included fishing, motocross and golfing. He worked 11 years for Leggett and Platt, in Carthage, Mo., and for 30 years for F.A.G, where he retired.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, of the home, daughter, Kristi Henson Collins and her husband, Mark, of Galena, Kan., daughter, Kelly Henson Wortham, of Cordova, and his beloved grandson, Mark Wortham, of Cordova.

Other survivors include three brothers, Mike Henson and wife, Jan, of Purcell, Mo., Mark Henson and wife, Raquel, of Oronogo, Mo., Dough Henson and wife, Susan, of Joplin; three sisters, Karen Williams and husband, Jim, of Joplin, Kathy Kraemer, of Burton, Texas, and Lori Dennis, of Coffeyville, Kan.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings, Victor and Mick Henson, Beverly Williams and Debbie Simpson.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Purcell Baptist Church. Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. at the church with Pastor Kevin Melton officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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