Phone: (906) 786-2142
400 S 10th St. - Escanaba, Michigan 49829
West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Roy A. Henderson Sr.
Date of Death: July, 11 2017

          Roy A. Henderson Sr., 94, Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba with family by his side. He was born on February 28, 1923 in Bark River, MI, the son of the late Carl and Agnes (Erickson) Henderson. On February 15, 1947 he married the former Mary Ann Boucher at St. Joseph's Parish in Escanaba.
          Roy proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, serving during WWII, and was also proud to have flown on the first U.P. Honor Flight. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed being on his CB radio with his call sign of "5 R's". Together he and his wife also enjoyed spending winters in Florida.
          He is survived by his wife of 70 years, three sons: Rick (Sherry) Henderson, Ron (Luann) Henderson and Bob (Anne Kelly) Henderson, eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law: Sandy Henderson, as well as many nieces and nephews.
          Roy was preceded in death by his parents, one son: Roy Henderson Jr., three brothers and one sister.
          Friends may call from 12:00 (noon) to 1:30 p.m. on Friday July 14, 2017 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba with Delta County Veterans Council rites at 1:15 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Roy Henderson Sr. will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Fr. Eric Olson officiating. Burial will follow services in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery.
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  • "I remember my uncle Roy as a very hard worker and loved to mess around with electronics he even had a CB radio in his home and talked to the truckers when they were in the area. He was a great man in this world, and will be missed. "
    -Marvin Vandeville (Butch)

  • "RIP Uncle Roy. You will forever be missed"
    -Elaine Bubar (Henderson)

  • "I remember my uncle Roy always telling stories about my dad (Carl) when they were kids. He was always so kind and wanted to know how we were all doing. We'll miss you Uncle Roy. R.I.P"
    -David Henderson

  • "I'm sorry for your loss. I am glad that I went to visit him at Bishop home.The last generation. Uncle's on my side of Henderson family. Earling. Carl my father, Ronald and Roy. I wish I could be there! Sorry for all the extended Henderson family loss of a good man."
    -Jeff Henderson

  • "My Dad was Yankee Pepin. Roy and Mary Ann and others in my family spent many happy mornings at the Escanaba Hardees shooting the bull. I attended when I visited Dad. He was a fun guy and always had an opinion or observation to share. Dad died in February 2010 in Chicago. All the best to you Mary Ann and your extended family. Roy was a fine man and I am glad I knew him. "
    -John Pepin

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