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Charles Ray Henderson

October 2, 1931 ~ November 19, 2020 (age 89)


TRENTON–Charles Ray“Whimp” Henderson, 89, passed away peacefully Thursday November 19, 2020. He was born October 2, 1931, in Trenton, N.C. to Leon Lassiter Henderson and Melissa Dawson Henderson.

He is preceded in death by his wives, Dorothea J. Henderson and Betty J. Henderson, and son, Philip Henderson.

He is survived by son, Chris Henderson (Sherry) of Pollocksville, NC, son, Eric D. Henderson (Laura) of Trinity, NC, daughter, Melissa H. Taylor of Raleigh, NC and step-son Steve Wallace (Aaron) of Vanceboro, NC.  Charles is also survived by his grandchildren Ethan and Logan Henderson, Philip and Sydney Henderson, and Brian and Elaine Taylor.

Charles attended East Carolina University where he played for the football team.  He served in the Air Force from 1953 – 1957 and was a Korean War Veteran.  He was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration, having worked there for 32 years.  He was a member of the Kinston and New Bern Elks Clubs. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Trenton Rescue Squad P.O. Box 730 Trenton, NC 28585. Online condolences may be sent to No services will be held.

Arrangements entrusted to Sayland Funeral Home in Maysville.

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