Orvill E. "Gene" Henderson was born in Datto, AR on November 13, 1937 to Alvin "Jack" and Christine Henderson, at his Granny Ellen's home. He passed away October 24, 2009 at St. Louis, MO at the age of 71 years, 11 months and 11 days.
Gene moved to St. Louis where he graduated from "Soldan Blewitt" High School in 1956. He spent the next 43 ? years at "L.E. Sauer Machine Company" as a highly skilled machinist. He was an extremely dedicated and faithful employee.
Gene met and married Freda M. Bressler on May 4, 1957, spending the next 52+ years as a wonderful husband, son, grandson, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend to all who knew him.
He accepted Christ as his Savior in June of 1975 at Tower Grove Baptist Church, and was baptized into the Family of God.
He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife Freda of Crestwood, MO; one brother Jim "Bub" Henderson of Desoto, MO; one aunt; many Brother's-in-law and Sister's-in-law, of his extended family, and many, many nieces, nephews and cousins that loved him dearly.
Visitation was held Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO. Funeral Services were held at 10 AM Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence with Rev. Sam Upton officiating. Interment was in Munsell Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.
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