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Morris "Junior" Henson

Obituary for Morris "Junior" Henson

May 16, 1932 - April 5, 2019
Rutherfordton, North Carolina | Age 86

"A True Gentleman"


Morris "Junior" Henson, age 86, of Kelly-Cole Road, Rutherfordton, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Holly Springs Senior Citizen Center.
Morris was born May 16, 1932 in Rutherford County to the late Oscar Henson and Dera Butler Henson. He was a graduate of Harris High School, class of 1950 and served his country in the U.S. Army. Morris worked for General Fireproofing for several years and for Fasco Industries in Shelby before retirement. He was a lifetime member of Holly Springs Baptist Church where he served faithfully as an usher. Morris was known by all as a true Gentleman. Morris loved God, his church, his community and his family. He enjoyed his final days at Holly Springs Senior Citizen Home where he received excellent care and love.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years, Betty Adams Henson; one sister, Edna Grant and six brothers, Herman, Gene, Collis, Clarence, Ralph and Grady Henson.
Those left to cherish his memory include a "Goddaughter", Deb Owens of Waves, NC and a host of special nephews and nieces who cared for him deeply.
Funeral services will be conducted 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Reverend Scott Moneyham and Reverend Tim Hodge officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church.

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1251 US Highway 221A
Forest City, NC 28043
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