Charles E. Henson was born March 14, 1939 in Phelps County, Missouri to the late Ben and Thena (Nuss) Henson, and entered into rest January 24, 2013 near Rolla, Missouri at the age of 74.
Charles worked for the city of Rolla for thirty nine years before retiring. He loved taking care of and spending time with his family. Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his daughter Sheila Varner & husband Henry of Rolla; sons Mike Henson & wife Penny of Rolla, Richard Henson & wife Marsha of Rolla and Tim Henson & wife Deborah of Rolla; brother Lee Henson of Springfield, MO; sister Goldie Gideon of Rolla; grandchildren Crystal, Matt, Travis, Chris, Scott, Kyle, Cody, Brandy, Keary, Charles, Cassandra, Amy and Jeff; great grandchildren Crystal, Matt, Travis, Chris, Scott, Kyle, Cody, Brandy, Keary, Charles, Cassandra, Amy and Jeff; along with several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Henson (2010); brothers Earnie, Larry and Arthur Henson; and sisters Beulah Dunham and Ruby Crawford in addition to his parents.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 to 11 PM Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri. Funeral services will follow beginning at 1 PM at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla with Rev. Richard Miller officiating. Interment will be at Pilot Knob Cemetery in Vida, Missouri.
Memorials are suggested to the family of Charles E. Henson. Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations.
Online condolences may be left by visiting www.jamesgahrmortuary.com.
All arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla, Missouri.