Herman Henson

Published 4:27 pm Friday, February 16, 2018

Herman Henson, 82, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family from dementia. He was the son of the late David “Dove” and Lillie Barnett Henson. He was born February 22, 1935 in the Burbank Community and had lived his entire life in Roan Mountain.
Mr. Henson was retired from Roan Mountain State Park after 26 years and was a member of Burbank Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce Henson and Ford Henson; two sisters, Edith Gouge and Vallie Barlow; a brother-in-law, Donald Sheets; and a sister-in-law, Sue Thompson.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 59 years, June Sheets Henson; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruthie and Michael Taylor, Elizabethton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wesley and DeEtta Henson, Hampton, and Scott Henson, of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Mae and Dewey Garland, Roan Mountain; and four special grandchildren, Michael Henson and Brady Henson, both of Hampton, Michaela Taylor, Elizabethton, and Sarah Henson, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews whom he loved, including a special niece, Pat Barlow, and two sisters-in-law, Nadine Sheets and Anna Greene, both of Johnson City, also survive.
A service to honor the life of Herman Henson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, February 19, at Burbank Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Randy English, Rev. Israel Hughes and Rev. J.C. Sheets officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 until 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service, or at the residence at other times. Interment will follow the funeral service in the Barlow Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Roan Mountain State Park and members of the Burbank Freewill Baptist Church. The family would like to express a special thanks to Amedisys Hospice, Lori Ligon and Dr. Wesley Hanson. It is the family’s request that donations be made to help with final expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Henson family. Office: (423) 543-5544.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox