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John J.C. Henderson

April 9, 1929 — October 22, 2019

John "J.C." Henderson, 90 of rural Stratford, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 10 oclock in the morning on Monday, October 28, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Texhoma with Pastor Darren Carpenter officiating. Graveside service will follow at 2 oclock that afternoon in the Stratford Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 oclock until 5 oclock in the afternoon on Sunday at the funeral home in Stratford. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors. John was born on April 9, 1929 in Hedley, TX to Frank and Maurine (Simmons) Henderson. At the age of 5, John moved with his family to Castro County, living in Arney and graduated from Happy High School. John would go on to graduate from West Texas State College and with a degree in Agriculture; he then attended school at Texas Tech University. At the age of 21, John was diagnosed with Melanoma and had surgery to remove the cancer. He was told by Dr. Long that he was the first person to beat Melanoma. John was a hardworking man who loved to farm and could be found trading advice with friends and neighbors at the coffee shop in town early in the morning. John married Loreta Fowler on October 6, 1962 in Hereford, TX, the couple had just recently celebrated 57 years of marriage. John was a member of the First Baptist Church in Texhoma. John was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Edna Earle Smith and Lorraine Oetken. John leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Loreta, of the home; children: Howard Henderson and wife Delilah of Stratford, TX, David Henderson and wife Tonya of rural Stratford, TX, Linda Henderson of Stratford, TX and Michael Henderson and wife Eva of Mitchellville, IA; grandchildren: Raquel and Bryce Mitchell and her children: Kayden, Jaxon, and Calvin; Miguel Henderson, Karina Henderson, Irene Henderson, Chad and Tashea Thies and their children: Brox, Braun and Briar; Chanel Henderson, Chandler and Brooke Henderson and their children: Prairie and Granger; Tayler and Makiah Henderson, Tanner Henderson, Charisse Henderson, Ben and Sarah Brady, Dawn Henderson and Leah Henderson. The family suggests that memorials be made to the donors favorite local charity.
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