Berwyn Andre Henderson
Canton-Berwyn Andre Henderson, 83, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Canton.
He was born on March 28, 1937 in Canton to Alfred and Minnie (Lundry) Henderson. They preceded him in death.
Also preceding him in death is four brothers, Leonard, Lawrence, Caroll and Ronald Henderson along with two sisters, Irene Weaver and Muriel Myers.
Surviving are his children, Kristal Grady of Canton, Laura Thompson of Cleveland, TN, Terri Henderson of Cleveland, TN. Two grandchildren, Jeremy (Emily) Rogers, Kimberly Rogers, four great grandchildren, Addison (Tyler Noland) Rogers, Ella Rogers, T.J. Mayberry, Trinity Friedrich and two great great grandchildren, Lemmy Noland and Charley Noland.
Berwyn worked for Leo Poggioli Excavating in Canton and later became the owner/operator of Henderson Excavating and then moved to his business to Texas and later retired from Trinity River Authority. He was a member of the Peckerheads Motorcycle Club, NTOA, flew Cessna 170's and belonged to the Cessna 170 club. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a graveside burial of the ashes will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. There will be no visitation.
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton has been entrusted with services.
Memorials may be made to A Humane Society of donor's chosing.
To make online condolences please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
So sorry for your loss
Jeremy and Kim, I went all through school with your grandfather. He was lots of fun, always friendly and an all around good guy. I wish I had known that he was your grandpa, and I would have told him how much I enjoyed having you in class. I know he will be missed. Joyce Harland
Berwyn was a great person to be with; his stories were very entertaining!
Berwyn was a long time member of the BMW DFW Motorcycle Club. We shared and enjoyed many rides together. He was always ready for a ride as an active club member. We missed him when he left for IL. Condolences to all his family.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I really only knew him when I was a kid. He caught me hiding behind a dresser in Terri's room. I wasn't supposed to go into somebody's home unless their parents were home. I disobeyed and Berwyn came home and saw me. I was petrified. He said "don't worry, I'm not going to tell your parents." 😂
Other than that, I know he was friends with my dad and they shared the love of motorcycles.
He had 3 more Children. They were step but he raised them. Troy, Tonya, and Teri. He had 6 more grandchildren, Courtney, Troy, Cody, Carissa, Davon, and Davian. He also had 8 more great grandchildren and one more on the way. He was my papa. For most of my life I thought he was the strongest and smartest man in the world. When things were broken or life went wrong he was there to fix it. I spent a lot of my time with him and my nana as a child, I went on all the trips with them. He loved when I sang in the back of the van. He loved working on his motorcycles and I would often go out and talk with him while he worked. He has been missed and will continued to be missed. We love you papa. Always.
My deepest condolences and prayers to the family, May the God of all comfort and tender mercies comfort and strengthen you through such a tremendous loss to the family. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
Thoughts and prayers 🙏 for the family. Kristal, here for you if you need to talk (and I am living in Canton now).
Jeremy and Kim, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Kim, I miss not seeing you every day. We made a good team.
I hope you are feeling well. Dixie
Berwyn was a wonderful friend and neighbor to us in Southlake, TX. He likes to talk vehicles and motorcycles with my husband. He would come over and visit when he had the chance and bring goodies to us at Christmas. He will be missed.
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