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James Richard Henderson Sr.

James Richard Henderson Sr., age 78, a resident of Coffee Springs, Alabama, was called home to his Lord and Savior, January 10, 2021 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Niceville, Florida. Jim was born in Washington, D.C., to the late Claude Lawrence and Della Mae Henderson.   

A very kind and gentle man to all he came across, he will be remembered for his devotion to serving his family and his community. A proud American Veteran, Jim dedicated 28 years of military service to the United States Air Force, with his last station being at Hurlburt Field, Fl. During his time at Hurlburt Field, Jim met his wife Sarah with whom he spent a loving 27 years with. His legacy of gentleness, kindness, unwavering patience, unbounded love for others, and his witty humor will continue to live on in the hearts of friends and family.

Jim leaves behind a daughter and son; Kimberly (Stan) Sisk, and James (Christina) Henderson, Jr. He will always be remembered as “Poppy” to Granddaughters; – Kayla (David) Williams, Courtney (Travis) Mills, Kelsey Sisk and Auriel Henderson. Grandsons – Jonathan and Joseph Henderson. He also leaves to cherish his memory; 6 great grandchildren- Jackson, Leighton, Nolan and Fletcher Williams and Charlotte and Lillian Mills; one sister – Dorothy H. (the late Chester) Allen and two Brothers – Claude L. (Sherri) Henderson, Jr., and Robert “Bob” (Vicky) Henderson.  

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Graveside service and burial with Military Rites will be conducted at Wise Mill Assembly of God Church Cemetery in Elba, AL under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home  on Friday, January 15, 2021 beginning at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Ward officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Hospital,  262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Hayes Funeral Home of Elba, Alabama is serving the Henderson family.

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