Dave Lee Henson, 87, of Carterville, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Dr. Bob Dickerson officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Covid-19 restrictions apply and facial coverings must be worn.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Marion or to the Activities Department at the Marion VA.
Dave was born October 1, 1933, in Crainville, to Pat and Marguerite (Young) Henson. He was raised by Marguerite and Raleigh McCluskey. He married Flodene Adams on July 12, 1954, in Crainville.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Flodene Henson of Carterville; son, Keith (Shirley) Henson of Marion; daughter, Renee Snell of West Frankfort; grandchildren, Dr. Adam (Kati) Henson of Marion and Andrew Snell of West Frankfort; great-grandchildren, Finn and Joshua Henson.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Marguerite and Raleigh McCluskey.
He honorably served our country in the United States Navy during Korea.
Dave worked several places including Allen Industries in Herrin, Parks Implement in Marion and Williamson Coal Company. He retired in 2011 from Herrin Hospital where he worked for over 20 years in the Materials & Receiving Department.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marion.
Dave also belonged to the Marion V.F.W. Post, Carterville American Legion Post and the Blue Herron Boat & Yacht Club.
He had a passion for music and cars. If you knew Dave, then you knew how immaculately he kept his car.
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First Baptist Church-Marion
401 W. Union Street, Marion IL 62959
Activities Department at VA Medical Center CLC
2401 E. Main Street, Marion IL 62959