Winston Bryant Henderson, 94, of Terre Haute, passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 25, 2012.
He was born Sept. 24, 1917 in Evansville to Ralph Nichols Henderson and Inez Bryant Henderson.
He is survived by his second wife, Mary Elizabeth Henderson; two sons, Kim Henderson and wife Helen of Trafalgar, and Eric Henderson; a daughter, Marla Farris and husband Todd of Greencastle; two stepchildren, Dick Pate and wife Kathy of Charleston, S.C., and Becky Harvey and husband Ron of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren, Hillery Ann Harvey-Hays, Julia Harvey Old, Amy Hyatt, Ashley Brosey, Ryan Farris and Katie Farris; six great-grandchildren, Sawyer Harvey-Hays, Ivy Harvey-Hays, William Hyatt, Grayer Hyatt, Henry Brosey and Mimi Brosey.
He graduated from Iowa State University in 1941 and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1944
He was a lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of America. He was awarded Eagle Scout in 1933 and then earned the title of Silver Beaver in 1996
As a devout Christian he was a very active member of his church, Maplewood Christian Church, where he served as a deacon and chairman of the church board and taught bible study for many years.
He worked for more than 20 years at Columbia House as director of purchasing.
He was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, a huge fan of local high school and college basketball and a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan.
He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 19, Scottish Rite of Wabash Valley, Terre Haute Zorah Shrine Temple, Terre Haute Elks Lodge 86, Charter member of the Northside Optimist Breakfast Club, American Cancer Society and Vigo County Historical Society.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mattox Wood Funeral Home and Crematory, 4660 Lafayette Ave.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until services.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.