Davey Lee Henderson


Davey Lee Henderson was born January 8, 1932 in Bowling Green, MO to Hurley Paxton & Wilma Mae (Shockley) Henderson. He departed this life on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at his home near Park Hill, OK at the age of 87 years & 21 days.

Dave attended high school in Clinton, WI. He then proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Upon discharge, Dave furthered his school studies at Finlay Engineering College in Kansas City, MO. In 1957, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Daves mechanical engineering expertise led him to work all over the United States. He built missile silos & was involved in many projects during his career. His most proud work was done when he helped build, design, & test the simulators & altitude chambers for the Apollo 11 Project & Mission. Daves work during this time allowed him to work closely with the 3 brave astronauts who were the first to walk on the moon.

On May 24, 1983, in the Little Chapel in-the-Woods in Denton, TX, Davey Lee Henderson & Lyndell Lyn Sue Corse were united in marriage. They later settled at Lake Tenkiller in OK where Dave owned & operated Sizemore Boat Storage as well as D & L Boat Storage. He was a very diligent worker that worked hard all of his life.

Dave enjoyed NASCAR, as well as fishing & boating. He was also a Harley Davidson enthusiast. He was a member of Community Christian Fellowship in Keys, OK. Daves faith was in the Lord, his Savior. His wish was that all of his family & his many friends would come to know the Lord as he did & then for each of them to have a relationship with Him. Dave will be remembered as a person that loved & enjoyed life to the fullest. Above all, he loved the Lord & his family dearly. He treasured time spent with his children, grandchildren, & great grandchildren. Dave was a very generous man that gave to many, many charities. Lastly, he loved food.

Dave is survived by: his wife of over 35 years, Lyndell Lyn (Corse) Henderson, of the home; 4 daughters: Denise Mayse & husband Tim of Tonganoxie, KS, Kimberly Henderson of Tonganoxie, KS, Sharilyn Tullis & husband Paul of Scroggins, TX, & Janis Gustafson & husband Gene of Dallas, TX; 11 grandchildren: Amber MacNeill, Irene MacNeill, Kyle Mayse & wife Christina, Zachary Mayse & wife Lindsay, Hannah Mayse, Curtis Rand Ayers, Jordan Henderson, Jessica Lowe, Hank Tullis, Hayley Tullis, & Savannah Krantz; 14 great grandchildren: Ethan MacNeill, Alexa MacNeill, Davey Sconce, Chesney Eubanks, Tristen Ayers, Landon Ayers, Aden Mayse, Blake Mayse, Garrett Mayse, Dustin Mayse, Matthew Mayse, Brooklyn Mayse, Lyla Mayse, & Alaina Hill; 4 sisters: Wilma Matchett & husband Duane; Ima Carroll & husband David, Connie Berry; & Linda Langford & husband Gene; 1 brother: Larry Henderson; 1 brother-in-law: Don Needham; many nieces & nephews that loved him very much;

Dave was preceded in death by: his parents; his step-mother: Ora Fannie Myers; 1 sister: Margie Needham; 1 daughter: Jackie Titgen; 1 son: Darryl Henderson; & his favorite companions: Freckles & D.O.G.

The family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Daveys honor to the charity of your choice, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Graveside services will be held 2:30 P.M., Friday, February 1, 2019, at the West Hill Cemetery in Sherman, Texas. Pastor Terri Johnson will officiate. Services have been entrusted to the Locust Grove Funeral Home. Thoughts, memories, and condolences can be shared at www.LocustGroveFuneralHome.com.
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