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February 4, 2014

Arthur Ray Henderson

1948-2014

Arthur Ray Henderson, 65 year old resident of Muskogee, OK died on February 1, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born November 26, 1948 in Tulsa OK to Elmer Eugene and LoVona Mae (Combs) Henderson.  On January 17, 1970 in Okmulgee, OK he married Gloria Eno, a high school classmate.  After graduating high school, Arthur attended Tulsa Welding School.  He then joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam.  He was awarded numerous medals for his service.  After his service he moved back to Okmulgee for a short time and he then moved to Colorado where he worked for Coors Brewery in Golden.  Due to medical reasons, Arthur retired from Adolph-Coors after 33 years of service.  He and Gloria moved to Muskogee to be close to family so he could golf and fish with his brother-in-law, Johnny Rhodes.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gloria; 2 sons, James Leon (Karen) Henderson of Cherokee, OK and Arthur Eugene Henderson of North Glen, CO; 1 daughter, Kellie Rae Henderson of Evergreen, CO; step-mother, Mickey Henderson; sister, Lutricia Baxter (Larry) of Winter Haven, FL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Galen and Judie Cornwell of Olathe, KS and Johnny and Gail Rhodes of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren, Gregory Tate Henderson-Beemer, Samantha Nicole Henderson, Makalah Noel Henderson, Olivia Grace Marlowe and special grandchildren, Alex, Grace, Daniell, Linda, and Faith Marlowe, along with their mother, Cyndi Marlowe, Blake and Presley Payne and their parents, Billy and Penny Payne; Numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs, Tory, Bubbles and Buffy.  Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:00 am in the First Baptist Church of Muskogee, OK.  Reverend Dr. Craig Long will officiate.  Honorary Pallbearers will include Charlie Taylor, Bill Allison, Troy Perry, Darrell Chocolatae, and Waylon West.  The Henderson family wishes to thank the V.A. Hospital Staff and the caring people of Good Shepherd Hospice.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Arthur's memory to the Jack C. Montgomery VAMC, 1011 Honor Heights Dr., Muskogee, OK 74401, Attn:  Greg Sorenson (135).  Arrangements are under the direction of Gary Kelley's Add'Vantage Funeral Service, Tulsa, OK. www.garykelleyfunerals.com.

 

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