Graveside service for Mr. Gordon Lester (Lex) Henderson, age 97, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at Stewart Cemetery, with Bro. Tommy Graham officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM until 1 PM on Wednesday at Higgins Funeral Home.
Mr. Henderson was born August 30, 1924, in Lincoln County, TN, to the late Worthie and Annie Nell Koonce Henderson. Lex was retired form Kraft Food. After his retirement he enjoyed keeping the grounds of Lincoln County High School. He was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ. Mr. Henderson passed away August 13, 2022, at Donalson Care Center.
Survivors include his son, Terry Lester Henderson of Remlap, AL; bonus children, Faye & Joe Nix of Cornersville, TN, Mary Fuller and Scotty Stegall of Lewisburg, TN, Wayne and JoAnne Spaulding of Hutt, TX, Ronald Davis of Winter Haven, FL, and Tommy and Karen Neece of Hazel Green, AL; several grand-children, special great-grandson, Jon Michael Lentz of Columbia, TN; several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Marie Jones of Cornersville, TN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Mary Neece Henderson; daughter-in-law, Shirley Henderson; sisters, Maudie Henderson, Lilly May Owens, Betty Henry, and Dorothy Pettie; and brothers, Charles Henderson, and Johnny (JW) Henderson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Gordon Lester (Lex) Henderson.
We have been neighbors of Lex & Margaret for many years. Both were such good friends and always helpful. We will miss Lex so much as we have Margaret. Already feel the loneliness of their absence. Lex worked until he just couldn’t do too much anymore which encourages me to keep going. We are very sorry Terry. Was always glad to see how much you and Faye cared for him!
It was always good to see Lex at church. We will miss him!
Uncle Leck (that is what we called him growing up) always livened up our visits with a ready joke. He used to tell us that he put the holes in the swiss cheese when he worked at the Kraft factory. He will be missed by his nephews and nieces in Texas (children of his sister Betty)
My condolences. It was always good to visit Lex and Margaret in Fayettville with Jon Michael and the girls.
He always had a great disposition . Good to be around.
So sorry to about Mr. Henderson.
My father, James Price, worked with him at Kraft.
Jimmy banks I can remember when he work at the high school lex was a good person to be around
Terry and family, We are so sorry for the great loss of Mr. Lex. He was a wonderful friend for as long as Bobby and I can remember. I loved getting to visit every morning with Mr. Lex when I was teaching at LCHS, and he was taking care of the grounds there. He will always be a special person in our lives! Our thoughts and prayers will certainly be with all of you. Our love, Wanda and Bobby Williams
Mr. Lex was a great work friend for many years. I always loved seen by him! May God bless his family.