Obituary of William L. Henderson, Cortland, Ohio
CORTLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – William L. Henderson, Jr., 73, of 3194 Deer Trail, Cortland, Ohio, left this life on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. at his residence, following complications from a brief illness.
He was born September 6, 1948 in Warren, Ohio, son of Willie Lee and Elvenia Jean Allen Henderson, adopted by Eddie and Daisy Dykes.
William worked at General Motors Packard Electric for six years as an IT operator, before retiring in 1974.
He graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1966 and attended Kent State University and Youngstown State University.
He was a former member of the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board and a volunteer for Inspiring Minds and his hobbies included going to jazz concerts and listening to music.
He served honorably in the United States Marines as a corporal from April 30, 1968 until April 29, 1974, fighting in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Purple Heart Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Star, Combat Action Ribbon, Shooting Badge gun and the Good Conduct Medal.
He married Carol A. Stewart Henderson on March 14, 2012.
Besides his wife of Cortland, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Kelli Henderson of Cleveland and Mrs. Vineta Henderson of Niles; one stepson, Anthony (Myra) Dowdell of Atlanta, Georgia; three daughters-in-law, Mrs. Latona Dowdell and Mrs. Kim Dowdell both of Columbus and Mrs. Nuri Reed of Warren; three brothers, Sai-E Jahari of Warren, Norman Henderson of Columbus and Jack Wiley of Warren; four sisters, Mrs. Elaine (William) Davie, Mrs. Deborah Henderson, Mrs. Martha Reed and Mrs. Karen Henderson all of Warren; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents and foster parents.
Call hours will be Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Second Baptist Church.
The funeral will be on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the church.
Masks are mandatory and social distancing will be respected.
Interment will be in the Pine Knoll Cemetery.
Comfort arrangements were managed by Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.
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A TV Tribute will air on Monday, December 13 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.