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Cecil Thelbert Henderson

November 16, 1926 December 25, 2018
Cecil Thelbert Henderson
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Cecil Thelbert Henderson, 92, of Christian County, KY died at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at his residence of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2018 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with Dorian Flynn and David Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour. Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Hopkinsville, KY he was born November 16, 1926 the son of the late Lucien Lee Henderson and Jimmie Ruth Cannon Henderson. He graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Science and the University of Kentucky with a Masters in Education. He was a United States Air Force veteran having served during the Korean Conflict working in the Classified Cryptology Division.

He retired from the Christian County School System where he taught for 27 years. In addition to that he also taught Evening Adult Farm Classes. He served as the advisor for the Christian County High School Chapter of Future Farmers of America. He served as President of the Christian County Retired Teachers Association. He was a member of Bluff Springs Church of Christ where he served as an elder and taught Bible Class.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister: Mabel Henderson Johnson; and a brother: Melvin Henderson.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years: Zona Lile Henderson; his sons: Tony Henderson and John Henderson both of Hopkinsville, KY; his brother: Jimmy Henderson of Crofton, KY; his sister: Sue (Marty) Henderson Benton of Georgetown, SC; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Bluff Springs Church of Christ c/o John Henderson, Treasurer 4845 Greenville Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or Partners for Africa, OCR Church of Christ, P.O. Box 217, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35764


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Visitation

Thursday

27

Dec

4:00 PM 12/27/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/27/2018 8:00:00 PM
Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home

2504 S. Virginia Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home
2504 S. Virginia Street Hopkinsville 42240 KY
United States

Visitation

Friday

28

Dec

1:00 PM 12/28/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/28/2018 2:00:00 PM
Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home

2504 S. Virginia Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home
2504 S. Virginia Street Hopkinsville 42240 KY
United States

Service

Friday

28

Dec

2:00 PM 12/28/2018 2:00:00 PM
Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home

2504 S. Virginia Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home
2504 S. Virginia Street Hopkinsville 42240 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hale Cemetery Final Resting Place
United States

Memorial Contribution

Bluff Springs Church of Christ

Bluff Springs Church of Christ c/o John Henderson, Treasurer 4845 Greenville Road Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Partners for Africa

Partners for Africa OCR Church of Christ P.O. Box 217 Owens Cross Roads, AL 35764
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