He was in the U.S. Army for 22 years, having served in the Saudi Arabian war, Grenada Conflict and the Vietnam War.
Visitation will be today, July 14, 2013, at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday, July 15, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Pleasantfield Cemetery. Charles Bryan will officiate.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda Henson of Parrish; children, Rita Maxie of La., Robert Henson Jr. and wife, Mistie of La., Rebecca Henson of Parrish, Autumn Henson of Parrish, Madison Henson of Parrish and Connor Henson of Parrish; grandchildren, Robert Henson III, Sean Henson, Autumn Henson, Lauren Maxie, Shelby Henson, Madison Henson, Connor Henson and Shaylie Henson; great-grandchild, Kloie Henson; and brothers, Joe Ed Henson and wife, Sandy of Cordova, Michael Henson and wife, Theresa and Edward Henson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwards and Francis Key Henson and brother, John Henson.
The pallbearers will be Charles Gill, Micha Franklin, Darren Franklin, David Williams, Ricky Carey, Justin Carey and Dan Langley.
Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; (205) 384-5533