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Arthur "Art" R. Henderson

February 17, 1942 ~ June 6, 2020 (age 78)

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Arthur Russell Henderson, 78, of Morristown, Ohio, passed away June 6, 2020. He was born February17, 1942 in the family farmhouse, welcomed by his parents, George and Mary Strahl Henderson and one of four sons blessing the Henderson family.

Preceding Art in death are his parents; and brothers, George, Joseph, and John.

Art will be deeply missed by those who survive; his wife of 53 years, Patty Fitzgerald Henderson of Morristown; his loving children, Cynthia Bolejack of Arkansas, Darren (Angie) Henderson and Victoria (Derek) Travis all of Columbus; and his truest blessings, grandchildren, Logan and Megan Bolejack, Reagan and Samuel Henderson and Quinn Travis.

A graduate of Union Local High School, Art attended Ohio State where he studied Agriculture for one year, returning home to help his family when his dad became ill. In 1961, he began working for the state highway garage in Morristown in several capacities, before joining the United States Army Reserves from 1964 to 1970. Being a motivated man with good values and priorities, Art worked in many different areas; he was a draftsman for the St. Clairsville Court House as a map maker; a draftsman, meter reader, main line repairman, office clerk, and service man for Columbia Gas and retired after 35 years of service. After retiring, he worked as a plumber for Johnson Boiler; maintenance man for Crooked Creek Golf Course; maintenance man and school bus driver for Union Local Schools; bus driver for School of Hope where he enjoyed driving his daily route as well as driving for special events.

Believing in strong community involvement, he was a member of the Masonic Hazen Lodge #251 of Bethesda; Past Master, High Priest, and Lustrous Master of the Barnesville Chapter; past member of Cambridge Scottish Rights, Cambridge Commandery. He served as Morristown mayor, council member and firefighter. He enjoyed world history, Belmont County History and politics. With the many ventures Art took on throughout his lifetime, the most important and great treasures of his life was his love of family and especially his grandchildren.

Once the present concerns are over, Art’s life will be properly celebrated at a place and time to be announced. In the meantime, his family asks that you remember him by sharing a story of Art with someone you know. His care and assisting his family has been entrusted with Patron Funeral Homes &Crematory, Bethesda.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Masonic Home, 2655 W. National Road, Springfield, Ohio 45504 or Franklin Museum, 187 N. Main St. New Athens, Ohio 43981.

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