Richard E. Henderson Sr., 88, of Albany, Ga., formerly of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away Oct. 15, 2010, at his residence in Georgia.
He was born March 11, 1922, in Marietta, Ohio, a son of the late John L. and Luwena Laver Henderson. Richard retired after nearly 38 years of service with the Monongahela Power Co. He was a true outdoorsman, having enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He especially enjoyed woodworking. He was a past Master of Parkersburg Lodge #169 A.F. & A.M. He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Helen M. Leach Henderson; two sons, Richard E. Henderson Jr. and wife Bonny F. and Gerald W. Henderson and fiancee Kimberly, both of Albany, Ga.; and three grandchildren, Audra M. Helm of Spartanburg, S.C., Debbie A. Watson of Washington, W.Va., and Michael Thomas, also of Albany, Ga.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl Anne MacLachan; one granddaughter, Krista Fint; one sister, Doris Newman; and one brother, Carl W. Henderson.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, with Pastor Ryan Brooks officiating. Interment will follow at the Eastlawn Memorial Park, Reno, Ohio with full Masonic rites conducted by Parkersburg Lodge #169 A.F. & A.M. and full military rites conducted by American Legion Post 64 of Marietta.
The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. A guestbook is available for sharing online condolences at www.lamberttatman.com