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Willie Norman Henderson

August 22, 1936 ~ August 23, 2019 (age 83)

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Willie Norman Henderson Sr. was born August 22, 1936 in Naples, to John Jacob and Sophie (Wilson) Henderson.  He died, Friday, August 23, 2019.

Willie Norman joined Antioch Baptist Church of Naples.  He attended Carver High School where he made his mark as a basketball star.  He graduated in the class of 1957.  Willie fell in love and married the love of his life Mary Vernetta Price, on July 17, 1956 and to this union three children were born.  In 1965, he moved his family to California and made a life there.  In 1998, he retired from Fresno Acura in Fresno, California.  Willie and Mary returned home to Naples, Texas to take care of the family.  He was last of his immediate family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Dennis E. Henderson, his baby brother, James Henderson, brother Bobby Dan Henderson.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 63 years Mary V. Henderson; one son Willie N. Henderson, Jr.; two daughters and one son-in-law Debra Counter, Antionette and Anthony Stokes; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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August 30, 2019

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tumey Mortuary
611 N. Gibson Avenue
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455

Celebration of Life
August 31, 2019

11:00 AM
Tumey Mortuary Chapel
611 North Gibson Ave.
Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455

Interment following funeral service
August 31, 2019

Morning Star Cemetery
101 Dodson Circle
Naples, TX 75568

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