John Henry Henderson, born January 8, 1925 to Chester and Mildred Henderson in Detroit, Michigan, departed this life Monday, April 1, 2013.
He graduated from Central High School, Columbus, OHIO.
He retired from General Motors his trade and expertise was as an accomplished Electrician.
He united with Union Grove Baptist Church in 1940 where he served as a Sunday School teacher until his illness prevented him from serving.
Preceded in death by beloved wife of 65 years Jessie L. (Towers) Henderson, parents Chester and Mildred Henderson, brothers Wesley and Chester Henderson, sister Rachel Ball, daughter Gayle A. Davis and son-in-law Curtis Wright.
Survived by daughters, Saundra Almond and Krystal Wright; son, Jon David (Hollis) Henderson of Powell, OHIO; brother-in-law, Luther (Gloria) Towers of Cleveland, OH; sister-in-law, Naomi Towers of New Albany, OH; grandchildren, Al Jr., Anthony (Kelly) Almond, Valerie Yarbrough, Jon Jr. and Hali Henderson, Kristina Douglas, Brian Wright; great-grandchildren, Alexa, Cydney, Kallie Almond, Kyla Douglas; and a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and nephews, and friends.
Funeral service Saturday 10 a.m., Union Grove Baptist Church, 266 N. Champion Ave.
Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Rev. Henry L. Johnson III, officiating.
Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to CALIMAN FUNERAL SERVICES, 3700 Refugee Rd.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on April 5, 2013