Lee William Henson, age 76, of Elk Park, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2022. He was a native of Watauga County and the son of the late Laney and Edna McGuire Henson.
Lee retired from Pike Electric Corporation after many years of service with this company. He was saved at the age of 24 and was a member of Beech Creek Regular Baptist Church for the entirety of his life. He served the Lord with all of his heart and left a pattern for all to follow.
He was a very simple man, loved the simple things in life, and dearly loved his church family, friends, and family. He also loved fishing.
He will never be forgotten.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Earline Henson and a grandson, Johnathan Henson.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marlene Hicks Henson, a daughter, Amanda Canter and husband Jamie of Todd; two sons, Darin Henson of Elk Park, and Derek Henson and wife Lisa of Grassy Creek; one brother, Hugh Henson and wife Lavola of the Bethel Community.
Also surviving are grandchildren, Wade Canter, Mikaela Canter and fiancé Damien Houston, Micah Canter and fiancé Mackenzie Ashcraft, Dylan Henson, Chandler Henson, Rebecca Henson and Hunter Henson. One great grandson Mason Houston, and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Lee Henson will be conducted Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Forest Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday, from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
He is asleep in Christ, something he has always longed for.
Online condolences may be shared with the Henson family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Henson family