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William Henderson

October 6, 1925 — October 2, 2014

William Henderson

William Curtis Henderson of Junction, went to be with his Lord, October 2, 2014 at the age of 88.

Curtis was born on October 6, 1925 in Coleman County to William Henry Henderson and Vernon Willie Jordan Henderson. He was a member of the College Street Church of Christ and served the church in various capacities.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Ann Tate Henderson son, Billy Henderson of Austin, TX daughter, Candy Eckert and husband Tommy of Mason, TX four grandchildren, Kyle Eckert and wife Salah, Kody Eckert and wife Jacki all of Mason, TX Chad Henderson and wife Katy of Frisco, TX Jennifer Henderson of Dallas, TX and three greatgrandchildren, Riley Kate Gentry Sloan Henderson and Jager McCrae Eckert.

He was raised on the family ranch in the Burkett Community and started school at the Echo School until the 3rd grade and then attended and graduated from Burkett High School. After high school, he attended Tarleton State where he played basketball for two years and majored in Animal Science. After his sophomore year, he transferred to Texas AM College entering the Corp of Cadets, Company D Infantry, known as Spider D. At the end of his junior year, he was inducted and served in the Korean War. Upon his return, he continued school and received his BS from AM, class of 47. He also did graduate work at Texas AM, New Mexico State and Colorado State University.

Curtis met the love of his life Frances Ann in 1944 on a blind date and after dating a short time, nicknamed her Dusty. They were married December 27, 1947 and spent 66 wonderful years together. His love for agricultural, people and kids, lead him to pursue a career as a County Extension Agent starting in Navarro County in 1948. In 1951 they moved to Irion County, then in 1960 moved to Kimble Co. where he retired in Oct. 1980, after 32 years of service.

One of Hendersons principal interests during his tenure as county agent, was the young people. One of his greatest enjoyments was working with 4H members and their livestock projects for county and state shows. He maintained and strengthened a comprehensive 4H program that had much favorable influence upon the development of young people. His graduates of 4H are seen in agricultural and business leadership roles throughout the state.

Curtis was involved in county wide civic improvement projects. He had leadership and advocacy roles in Angora billy sales, Ranchmans Fire Association, improvement of rural telephone service, Coke Stevenson Memorial Community Center and many other projects.

As an Extension Agent, he received the National Assoc. of County Agricultural Agents Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding County Agent Award from Texas Sheep Goat Raisers Assoc. and served as SecretaryTreasurer for Texas County Agri. Agents Assoc.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed sharing these experiences with his family, grandkids and friends. Upon retirement, he and Dusty enjoyed traveling across the states.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, October 6, 2014 at the College Street Church of Christ in Junction. Interment will follow in the Junction City Cemetery. ation will be held 57:00 PM, Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Kimble Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to West Texas Rehab, Hospice or a charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home. 325 4463076

Visitation Schedule

Kimble Funeral Home
1010 College Street
Junction, TX  76849
Sunday, October 5, 2014
57:00 PM
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Church of Christ
800 College Street
Junction, TX  76849
Monday, October 6, 2014
11:00 AM
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Junction City Cemetery
Junction, TX  76849
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