Richard Lee ìPaî Henson, 86, of Zirconia went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 2, 2011 at his home.
He was a native of Polk County and lived in Detroit, MI for 23 years and then Henderson County for 43 years. He was the son of the late John Riley and Lula Henson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.
He worked at Montgomery Ward in Detroit, MI for 23 years and for General Electric in Hendersonville for 13 years.
Pa enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and also being outdoors, taking care of his lawn, and working in his garden.
He was a member of Zirconia Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 65 years, Lola Henson; sons, Charles Henson and wife, Carol and Kenneth Henson, both of Zirconia; grandchildren, Matthew Henson and wife, Amber of Zirconia, Amanda Baker and husband, Jason of E. Flat Rock, and Jesse Henson of Colorado; step-grandchildren, Amy Allison and husband, Laton of E. Flat Rock and Julie Brackett and husband, Steve of Fletcher; great-grandchildren, Faith and Blake Baker and Ethan Henson; step-great -grandchildren, Cody and Cassie Brackett and Dathan Allison; brother, Clarence Henson and wife, Jackie of Columbus; sisters, Mildred Hipp of Saluda and Mary Jane Swart of Virginia.