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Leslie Richard “Les” Henderson, the son of the late David and Anna Swan Henderson, was born Thursday, October 14, 1926 in White Plains, New York and departed this life on Friday, March 30, 2018 at his home in the Knifley Community (Adair County). He was 91 years, 5 months and 17 days of age.
He was Veteran, having served in the United States Navy. He was a land developer and entrepreneur for most of his adult life. He was named Business Man of the Year in Columbus, Ohio in 1965 and was in the Olympic Diving Hall of Fame and was of the Methodist Faith.
He united in marriage to Betty Jane Young who preceded him in death in 1995 he later united in marriage to Tammy Garnes, who also preceded him in death in 2018.
Survivors include: four children: Susan Aluise and companion Dennis Coomer of Russell County, Bobbie Jo Henderson and partner Brian Hooper of Columbus, Ohio, Michelle Kingdollar and husband Bill of Columbia, and L.D. Henderson of Columbus, Ohio; 9 grandchildren: Jamie, Josh, Ashley, Amber, Jacob, Billy, Kimberly, Aaron and Lakette and husband Travis; 10 great-grandchildren; his furry friend: Friskie and a host of other family and close friends.
The funeral service for Les Henderson will be conducted Monday, April 2, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home with cremation to follow the service. Bro. Steve Orr will be officiating.
Visitation after 1:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.