William R. Henderson


William R. Henderson, age 82, of Greenfield, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Greenfield. Born on July 17, 1929, in Heltonville, Ind., he was the son of Millard B. and Irene (Peek) Henderson-Boruff.

 He married Lorena Nester on March 3, 1951, and worked at Western Electric as a tool setter for forty three years before retiring in 1994.

Bill was a member of the VFW #7119 in Indianapolis and the American Legion #495. He was also a member of the Sportsman Club at Western Electric and the Pioneers Club at Lucent. Bill was active in the PTA and was a former Scout leader and Little League coach. Mr. Henderson was a veteran of the United States Army.

Surviving him are his grandchildren, Kelly Mupo of Greenfield, Shawn (Stephanie) Henderson of Randolph, N.Y.; sister, Wilma Pruitt of Indianapolis; daughter-in-law, Debbie Henderson of Boca Raton, Fla; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 Preceding him in death were his wife; parents; sons, Michael R. Henderson and Darrell W. Henderson; one brother; and one sister.

 Visitation will take place at noon on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield followed by Funeral services at 1p.m. Burial will follow at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.erleweinmortuary.com or email condolences to [email protected].