Morris "Junior" Henson, age 86, of Rutherfordton, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019.
Morris was born May 16, 1932 in Rutherford County to the late Oscar Henson and Dera Butler Henson. He was a graduate of Harris High School, class of 1950 and served his country in the U.S. Army. Morris worked for General Fireproofing for several years and for Fasco Industries in Shelby before retirement. He was a lifetime member of Holly Springs Baptist Church where he served faithfully as an usher. Morris was known by all as a "Good-Hearted" man. Morris loved God, his church, his community and his family. He enjoyed his final days at Holly Springs Senior Citizen Home where he received excellent care and love.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years, Betty Adams Henson; one sister, Edna Grant and six brothers, Herman, Gene, Collis, Clarence, Ralph and Grady Henson.
Those left to cherish his memory include a "Goddaughter", Deb Owens of Waves, NC and a host of special nephews and nieces who cared for him deeply.
Funeral services were conducted at Holly Springs Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Military honors were provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.
Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.