Jerry Henderson, a 90-year-old former Trenton resident, passed away at 6:07 p.m., Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Cameron Regional Hospital in Cameron.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 11, 2023 at the First Baptist Church in Gallatin. Burial will follow in Gilman City Masonic Cemetery.
A visitation is scheduled from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Slater-Neal Funeral Home in Trenton.
Jerry Dean Henderson was born November 28, 1932 in Elizabeth, AR to Arthur Ancie and Liddia Elena Callaway Henderson. He graduated from Gilman City High School. From February 1953 through December 1954 Jerry served with the United States Army during the Korean War.
On February 26, 1955 he was united in marriage to Eva Elder in Gilman City.
He worked for General Mills Laboratory for two years, Wonder Bread for eight years, and MoorMan’s Feed for 23 years. He then retired from MoorMan’s and became a minister for 37 years, retiring around five years ago. It is estimated that he officiated over a hundred weddings and dozens of funerals.
Jerry was an avid hunter and all around outdoorsman and was well known for his coon hunting and fishing stories. Most of his life, Jerry was involved in the Gideons organization or a local church.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Eva of the home; son, Mike Henderson and wife, Vicki of Gallatin; a sister, Wanda Deskins and husband, Larry of Lebanon; grandsons, Chris Henderson and wife, Andrea, Jeremy Henderson and wife, Jodie and Nathan Henderson and wife, Jessie; great-grandchildren, Cole, Emma, Graham, Cash and Hayes Henderson; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ted, Owen and Bob Henderson; sister, Juanita Moses; and two infant daughters.
Memorial donations are suggested to Gideons International and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.resthavenmort.com