Richard Henderson, Jr.


Richard Henderson Jr., 88, of Amsterdam, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Aultman Hospital.

Born March 7, 1928, in Waynesburg, he was a son to Richard and Rosie (Thomas) Henderson Sr.

He was a bricklayer and retired from Structural Stoneware in Minerva, and worked for Whitacre Greer. He was the owner of Henderson Used Furniture and Appliance in Carrollton.

He was a member of the Asbury Chapel AME in Waynesburg where he sang in the choir. He sang with the Chapel Aires in Waynesburg and the Southland Singers in Canton.

He is survived by a daughter, Diane Henderson of Amsterdam; son, Chester Henderson of Washington; a brother, Donald Henderson of Jacksonville, FL; nine grandchildren, Brandon (Jennifer) Henderson-Adams, Lincoln (Dorothy) Henderson-Adams, Kayleigh and Skyler Henderson, Shawn Henderson, Richard Henderson III, Shari (Russ) Bonds, Amanda (Chris) Neal and Nathan (Alisha) Adams; 15 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Pauline Adams and Patricia Henderson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Hodge) Henderson, who died in 2014; son, James Henderson; stepdaughter, Irene Henderson; seven brothers, Vernon, Elmer, Henry Lester, Russell, George, Walt and Roy Henderson; and four sisters, Vera Kelly, Hazel Fullbright, Marybelle Henderson and Thelma Henderson.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. in the Asbury Chapel AME in Waynesburg with Rev. Vicky Smith officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Valley Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday prior to services. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at