Thomas Lyle Henderson, 89, of New Athens, was reunited with his beloved wife, Jean, in the presence of our Lord on November 3, 2022. Tom was born on February 5, 1933, in New Athens, a son of the late Thomas Lyle Henderson Sr. and Arlene Griswold Henderson. He was a member of the New Athens Presbyterian Church. Tom was a 1950 graduate of Franklin High School. He was a proud, lifetime resident of New Athens, where he served as the water superintendent for 29 years.

He is survived by his children Wanda Smail (Doug) of Golden, Colorado, and Jeff Henderson (Sue) of Pickerington; grandchildren Stacey Walmboldt (Greg), Ashley O’Keefe (Shane), Tom Henderson (Taylor) and Rob Henderson (Ellie); great-grandchildren Kaiden and Kolton Michel; Kieran O’Keefe; and Ace, Tinley, and Magnolia Wamboldt. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald Henderson, grandson Cody Smail, and granddaughter Anna Smail.

Friends may call on Friday, November 11, from 4-7 at the Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz. Funeral services will be held at the New Athens Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 12, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Mark Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Unity Cemetery, 73751 Unity Church Rd. St. Clairsville. Coffee and cookies will be served at the church following the burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Athens Presbyterian Church, Box 218, New Athens, OH 43981, or to the Franklin Museum, c/o Pat Saffell, Box 28, New Athens, OH 43981. Online condolences may be made at