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Elwood Ray Henderson

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Elwood Ray Henderson
LONGVIEW — Elwood Ray Henderson, long time resident of Longview passed away February 6, 2018. He was born May 31, 1935 in Kirbyville, TX to Earnest Ray and Edna Theora Henderson. Ray graduated from Belton High School in 1953. He then attended the University of Texas where he earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1958. Later he received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He was in the Longhorn Band and the Confederate ROTC for 2 years. In 1958 he received a commission to the US Army with the Chemical Corps and also served 6 years in the Army Reserves being honorably discharged in 1969 with the rank of Captain.
Ray married his college sweetheart Sarah Jane Haddon on January 28, 1961. He was a faithful member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Longview. He owned and operated Eastex Engineering Associates in Longview as an electrical engineer.
Ray’s parents, sister, and his wife of 39 years all precede him in passing.
Those left to cherishRay’s memory are his son Eric Henderson, daughter Melissa Godfrey and her husband Laine; grandsons Reese, Fenton and Laithe Godfrey; granddaughter Sarah Godfrey; 2 great-grandchildren, and special friend Nadine Pearson.
Funeral services will be 2pm Friday, February 9, 2018 at Rader Funeral Home in Longview with interment to follow at Rosewood Park.
Donations may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCann Rd, Longview, TX 75605.

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