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Ira William “Bill” Henderson
Ira William “Bill” HendersonBlockOIra William “Bill” Henderson, 62, of rural Marion, died unexpectedly Thursday June 11, 2020 at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

He was born March 12, 1958 in Rhode Island to late Ira Henderson and Anna Rigo Henderson Ross who survives in Richwood along with her husband Kenneth “Mitch” Ross, who raised Bill and he considered him his dad.

Bill was a quiet guy, but with his quick wit, was always ready to make you laugh. He worked hard to provide for his family. He worked the last years at Quality Masonry in Marion, outside in the cold and the heat, he loved his job, especially when working on historical buildings. He said he never wanted to be cooped up inside. He was an avid fisherman, wading a river, fishing Lake Erie, or from a pond or lake, it was all good.

He loved softball, bowling, and was a die-hard Cleveland Browns and Ohio State fan.
A homebody, he kept his property immaculate. He liked to cook and grill and usually took over those duties on the weekends. His grandson's and granddaughter lit up his world, always ready to watch a movie, or explore places with them, he was happy when they stayed with him, and his unique laughter rang throughout the house.

In 1983, a slightly wild woman introduced herself to him, at a 4th of July party~~and they were together from that time on. In 1993 they married and were together through the good times and the bad.
He loved his family; he was loyal and faithful to his friends.
He will be missed forever.

Surviving are his wife: Carolyn (Thacker) Henderson, they were married July 3, 1993, his mom and dad: Kenneth “Mitch” and Anna Ross of Richwood
children: Chris (Jim) Thomas of Marietta, Ga. and Craig (Laura) Carey of New Bloomington

Grandchildren: Nathan and Evan Thomas, Hannah Ruth Loya and Wingate Carey
Brother: Charles (Star) Ross of Richwood
Many extended family and friends

Graveside services (everyone is to meet at the cemetery) will be held Wednesday June 17, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Claibourne Cemetery. Pastor Dale Henneman will officiate. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial Gifts may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Rona penix
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 1:56 PM

My heart was broken when I got this cal  not only for me but his family and wife I’ve been close to them. Since I was young  I will pray for all of you God Bless You !

#2 from: Marla (Foos) Sager
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Laura and Family
I am so very sorry for your sudden loss.
My thoughts are with you all


#3 from: Renetta Johnson
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 4:10 PM

Always loved the way Bill cared about his family! I did some painting with him once and he was very quiet and kind to work with. I have known the family since I was a child and loved them as my own. You are all in my heart and prayers.

#4 from: Charles Westfall
Columbus Ohii
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 5:18 PM

My prayers to all the family

#5 from: Deb Tevis Clayton
Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 8:58 AM

Bill's family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Bill who was a quiet person with wit. I'm glad he shared his life and love with family. May he rest in peace.

#6 from: Donnie and Kathie Pfister
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Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 9:09 AM

We are both so sorry about the passing of Bill.  My thoughts are with you Carolyn and lots of hugs to you.

#7 from: johna nibert
Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 1:36 PM

To Bills family, So sorry for your loss of Son, husband father brother and all. You have my sympathy.
            Johna Nibert

#8 from: Paula
Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 5:28 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing.  He was always such a good and kind soul.  So many great memories.  You are in my thoughts and prayers

#9 from: T.C. Henderson
Rhode Island
Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 8:34 AM

To my brother, I hope your next journey is a spirited one. To Carolyn, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know your love was a great one and I’m glad my brother had you!!

#10 from: Karen DePue
North Webster, Indiana
Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM

From a long-lost cousin:  my Mom is Bill's Dad's older sister. We grew up in upstate NY very far from Bill; we met only once when we were both four years old! But in the spirit of family, I send my prayers to all of you. I'm so glad to learn that he had a good life surrounded by those who love him. Warm regards-Karen

#11 from: Tony and Shelli Vivona
New Jersey
Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 12:29 PM

Carolyn and family— So sorry to learn of Bills passing. You are in our prayers and daily intentions.
In Sympathy—
Shelli and Tony Vivona

#12 from: Steve Wilson
Marion, Ohio
Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 2:53 PM

Bill was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him. He taught me a great deal. Rest in heaven my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family. Just know he is watching over you keeping you safe. Fly high on your new journey until we meet again.

Steve Wilson
Co-worker at QMC.

#13 from: Michael Honaker
Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 5:44 PM

Sorry for the loss of bill.i have worked with him for over 23 years at qmc. A great guy and will be missed deeply

#14 from: Teddi Bartels
Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 10:42 PM

Carolyn, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.  I didn't know Bill that well, but I remember the smile on your face and the glow anytime you spoke about him.  I know you love him very much and it's obvious he loves you too.  I'm not using past tense because that kind of love is forever....death can't stop that.  Love and hugs!!!

#15 from: Susan Potter
Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 8:13 AM

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Prayers carolyn, Anna, Mitch, and all of his other family members.  Love, Rick and Susan Potter.

#16 from: Rose Yanok
Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 9:59 AM

Carolyn, even though I can't be with you, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this horrible time. I know you feel as if your world is over and life is overwhelming,  but lean on friends and family and most of all your faith in God. He will help you through these days. Your friend always, Rosie

#17 from: Jerry James
Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 3:58 PM

Great person , friend and coworker  always enjoyed working with him over the last 22 years . Sorry for your loss .

#18 from: Cathy and Mark Kniefel
Owatonna MN
Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 4:56 PM

Aunt Carolyn, Chris and Craig,
Words cannot express our feelings on your loss.  Having only met Bill briefly, it was apparent he was someone very special.  Mark and I are truly sorry for your loss.  With all our love and prayers in our hearts....

#19 from: Ruth Thacker
Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 8:04 AM

So sorry aunt Carolyn  he was be greatly missed love you all Ruth and ginnie Thacker if you ever need anything at all just let me know

#20 from: Sonja Webb Horn
Mount Solon, Virginia
Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 10:15 PM

Dear Anna, Mitch, & Charlie,
I am so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing.  My memories with Bill are fishing, mud running, bowling & spending great times with all our treasured friends. He was a good Man & will be missed by all that knew & loved him. Prayers & love to you all! Sonja Webb Horn  

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