JP Henderson, 96, went home to the Lord on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Just Like Home in Whitesboro, TX.
JP was born on July 13, 1922 in Whitesboro, TX to Oscar Frank and Dolly E. (Pilcher) Henderson. He married Marie Alexander on July 7, 1944 in Marietta, Ok and was married to her for 71 years prior to her passing in 2015. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Whitesboro and a custodian for the church for many years. JP was a carpenter for over 40 years, and he retired after 20 years from Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company at 85 years old. He enjoyed wood working but his biggest hobby in life was working. He loved caring for others and spent many a day working on the homes of the widowed ladies in town and baking pecan pies to take to the sick. JP was a loving family man, one who spent 71 years taking loving care of his wife Marie.
He is survived by his daughter, Joyce Earl of Whitesboro, daughter, Linda Spears and husband, Roy of Whitesboro, grandson, Dwayne Abbe and wife, Kelli, grandson, Jeffrey Abbe and wife, Caron, grandson, Neil Scoggins and wife, Shannon, grandson, Tommy Allen Hartsell, granddaughter, Leigh Ann Skipworth, granddaughter, Kristy Hartsell, granddaughter, Melissa Schares and husband Billy, granddaughter, Laura Baker and husband, Chris, granddaughter, Jennifer Bezek and husband, Marc, granddaughter, Dana Earl, twenty-two great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
JP was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Dolly Henderson, son, Terry Lynn Henderson, daughter, Patricia Hellinger, son-in-law, Larry Earl, son-in-law, Glen Hellinger, and three sisters, Nannie Mary Henderson, Bernice Henderson and Frankie Alexander.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to First Baptist Church Building fund 124 Center St. Whitesboro, TX 76273 or Guardian Hospice 2009 Independence Dr. Ste. 100, Sherman, TX 75090.
Funeral Services for JP will be held at Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, officiated by Rev. Rick Carney. Interment will follow at Collinsville Cemetery. There will be a time of visitation held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.