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William Franklin "Billy" Henderson

May 26, 1956 - October 28, 2015

CHATHAM- William “Billy” Franklin Henderson, 59, of Chatham died at 9:00 pm, Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at his home.  He was born on May 22, 1956 in Cairo, IL to Martie and Anna Bledsoe Henderson and they preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Alfred Henderson; one sister, Charlotte Henderson and a step-granddaughter, Paige Rhodes.

William is survived by his fiancé and life partner, M. Kay Klammer-Phillips; one daughter, Jennifer Lea (Jerry) Richards of Conway, AR; three step-children, Kim (H.B.) Sablotny and Cindy (Kevin) Purcell both of Chatham and Mark (Suzanne) Phillips of Pawnee; two grandchildren, Jacob and Jewlia Richards; five step-grandchildren; two sisters, Gloria (Frank) Curley of Jefferson City, MO and Catherine Hoban of Tuckahoe, NY; five brothers, Hollis Henderson of Thebes, IL, Wally (Mikey) Henderson of Sarasota, FL, Martie Wayne (Dawn) Henderson of Amboy, IL, David (fiancé Ivy) Henderson and Steve Henderson both of Thebes, IL.

Billy was the owner of the Floor Dr. of Illinois and worked in construction. He was the maintenance supervisor for Building Blocks Day Care, Sunrise Manor and the Route 66 Hotel.  He served in the Army in Hanau, Germany and was honorably discharged in 1988.  He enjoyed boating, fishing, and singing karaoke and was the 1st Honorary Otter Idol of Otter Lake Campgrounds in Girard.  He was an avid Cardinal fan.

Visitation: 4-7 pm, Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral Service:  11 am, Monday, November 2, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Miller officiating.  Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail.

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015

Camp Butler National Cemetery

Address:

5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map

Military Honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail.


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project or the American Cancer Society.


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