Richard Henderson Jr., 88, of Amsterdam, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Aultman Hospital.
He was born March 7, 1928, in Waynesburg to Richard and Rosie (Thomas) Henderson Sr. He was a bricklayer and retired from Structural Stoneware in Minerva and had worked for Whitacre Greer. He was the owner of Henderson Used Furniture and Appliance in Carrollton. He was a member of the Asbury Chapel AME in Waynesburg where he sang in the choir, and he sang with the Chapel Aires in Waynesburg, and the Southland Singers in Canton.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Hodge) Henderson, who died in 2014; son, James Henderson; stepdaughter, Irene Henderson; seven brothers, Vernon, Elmer, Henry Lester, Russell, George, Walt and Roy Henderson; four sisters, Vera Kelly, Hazel Fullbright, Marybelle Henderson and Thelma Henderson.
He is survived by a daughter, Diane Henderson of Amtersdam; son, Chester Henderson of Washington, brother Donald Henderson of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Brandon (Jennifer) Henderson-Adams, Lincoln (Dorothy) Henderson-Adams, Kayleigh and Skyler Henderson, Shawn Henderson, Richard Henderson III, Shari (Russ) Bonds, Amanda (Chris) Neal and Nathan (Alisha) Adams; 15 great grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Pauline Adams, and Patricia Henderson.
Following cremation, a memorial service was held Sept. 27 in the Asbury Chapel AME in Waynesburg, with the Rev. Vicky Smith officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.