Albert Donald Henson, son of the late Walter Joseph and Pearl Babbs Henson, was born in Gideon, Mo., on Dec. 11, 1928, and died at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on April 4, 2012, at the age of 83.
He was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
On Sept. 2, 1964, he was married to Sarah Walker. She preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 2005.
Surviving are one son, Donald Henson of Effingham, Ill., one daughter, Donna Henson of Chesterfield, Mo.; two grand-daughters, Amada Paul and Nicole Nash; one great-grandson, Aaron Craig; three brothers, Vernon, Bob, and Larry Henson; and one sister, Vera McDale.
Other family members and friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, JT and Chuck Henson; and two sisters, Doris Long and Wanda Wildes.
Visitation was held on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services followed at Watkins & Sons Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Biggs of Dexter officiating.
Interment took place in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.