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Kenneth Leon Henson, 93, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the Washington County Nursing Home in Chatom.
He was born May 26, 1928, in Wagarville, to Daniel Jelks and Frances Estelle (Furr) Henson.
The family moved to Hawthorn soon after he was born. Kenneth was the second of five children and grew up attending the historic Washington Baptist Church in Hawthorn. He was baptized in Lewis Creek at the age of 12 and at age 16, he began to feel the call of God to preach. He preached his first sermon at Washington Baptist Church.
Kenneth is survived by his three daughters, Charlotte Henson (Brent) Callihan, May Henson (Ed) Gilham, and Kay Henson (Buddy) Cole; grandchildren, Amanda Cole Stott, Barrett (Caitlin) Gilham and Brittany Gilham (Jake) Swindal; five great-grandchildren, Ivy Rains Stott, Damon Wolf Stott, Blair Kathryn Gilham, Riley May Gilham and Graham Jacob Swindal; one brother, Billy Wade Henson, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Loriene Bailey Henson; brothers, Dan Henson and Frank Henson and sister, Peggy Henson Miller.
The service was Saturday, April 2 at 11 a.m. at Spring Hill Baptist Church on Carpenter Road in Millry with Bro. Travis Agee officiating. Bob Jenkins presented a special commentary. Interment was at the Old Washington Cemetery in Hawthorn.
Active pallbearers were Chris Henson, Rusty Pace, Terry Murphy, Allen Bailey, Bryan Bailey, and Joe Bailey.
Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons of Spring Hill Baptist Church.
Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.
Lathan Funeral Home directed. (13-1tp)