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William H. Henderson, Jr.

Memorial for William H. Henderson, Jr.

Born in Lexington, Kentucky on May 8, 1940
Departed on Mar. 12, 2009 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Monday, Mar. 16, 2009
09:00 am - 9:00 pm
Service: Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2009
2:00 pm
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
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William "Billy" Henderson, Jr. was born May 8, 1940 in Lexington, Kentucky to William Henderson, Sr. and Ruth Dishman. He was the oldest of two children. William attended Lexington Public School and graduated from Douglas High School in 1958. After graduation, he joined the United States Army.

William attended Main Street Baptist Church in Lexington. In 1962, William married Maude Slaughter and to this union two children were born.

In 1982, William moved with IBM to Austin, Texas. On the same day he arrived, he met Ruby Davis. William and Ruby married on May 14, 1983.

William retired from IBM after 36 years of service. William loved to work and did not believe in sitting around. After retiring, he worked for Solectron, Encore, HB Parking, and seasonal employment at the post office.

William loved family reunions and get-togethers. He worked with the men in the family to organize the yearly Memorial Day BBQ's.

William's father, mother and one grandchild, Tavares Ernul, preceded him in death.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife of 28 years, Ruby Annette; one sister Bertie Brown (Robert); children Detra Henderson and Andre Keith Henderson (Angela) of Lexington, Kentucky, Stephan Davis, Sr. (Pam), Lori Johnson, Jonathan Davis (Dee Angela), Jason Davis (Tina), and Erika Wabara (Victor) all of Austin, Texas; eighteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren two nieces, one nephew, and a host of friends.

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