James Clifton Henderson, 79, of Washington Township, Ohio, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
James Clifton Henderson, 79, of Washington Township, Ohio, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Jim passed to the next level driving a Model A Ford with everything running perfectly and his prized aahoogah horns leading the way. He was a member of the Model A Ford Club of America, the Dayton Buckeye Model A Club and antique cars were his favorite pastime.
He was born in Long Beach, Calif., to parents, Archibald and Gladys (Martz) Henderson.
They soon moved to Hannibal, Mo. He attended Hannibal High School, Hannibal-LaGrange Junior College and graduated from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. The day after graduation he was employed by Gardner-Denver Co. (Cooper Industries) and retired after 22 years. He also worked for Mosier Fluid Power and Eagle Equipment until permanently retiring.
Jim is survived by his wife, Nancy; son, Richard and his wife, Julia, of Lubbock, Texas; daughter, Laura and her husband, Shawn, of Battle Ground, Wash.; daughter, Lee Ann of Kettering, of Ohio. He has three granddaughters, Kaylee Nan Henderson, Kelsi Marie Henderson and Morgan Cole Kennedy. He is also survived by his older brother, William, of Hannibal, Mo., and niece, Patricia.
The fabulous care at Hospice of Dayton brought his life back to us temporarily, and we are thankful for the kindness and excellent care. Hospice of Dayton is a non-profit organization at 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420 and will receive our support permanently.
Our thanks to the Centerville Police Department, Washington Township EMS for late night advice and staying with us until Jim was safely admitted to Kettering Medical Center. They were always available when we needed help with mobility during his various stages of Parkinson’s.
His body has been donated to Wright State University Anatomical Gift Program.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in the Midwest at Greenwood Cemetery, Blue Rapids, Kan.