May 7, 2019 at 9:45am

James HensonMemorial for James Hilliard Henson ’56

OCTOBER 10, 1933 ~ APRIL 25, 2019 (AGE 85)

James Hilliard Henson, 85, husband of Lorene Cook Henson, of Marietta, passed away, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Born in Fairfield, IL., he was the son of the late Obe and Delpha Henson.

In addition to being a son, brother, husband and father, he was a student attending Graceland University, Millikin University and Stanford University.  As a soldier he served in the U.S. Army.  After school and the Army he began a career in the grocery business at Eisner Food Stores culminating in becoming President of Star Markets in Boston, of Jewel Food Stores in Chicago, and Chairman of American Superstores in Chicago.  He then retired to Florida for many years and ultimately to Greenville. He enjoyed his golf and his friends and his family.  He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his loving wife of 65 years, he is survived by three sons, Douglas Henson (Cathy), Craig Henson, and Brian Henson (Linda); thirteen grandchildren, Candice Robertson, Stephanie Mudd, Caitlyn Rohlf, Sean Henson, Katie Hunn, Jennifer Hargesheimer, James Henson, Emma Henson, Lauren Henson, Emily Daugherty, Hannah Macali, David Henson, and Lucy Henson; ten great grandchildren, Benjamin, Christian, Alex, and Decker Robertson, Jackson Mudd, Connor and Blair Rohlf, Hayley and Jacob Hunn, and Elizabeth Henson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Henson; and a sister, Marcella Henson.

A funeral service will be held Monday, May 6, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel. A private burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615, or to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 405 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.

https://www.thomasmcafee.com/notices/James-Hilliard-Henson

Class Year: 
1956