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Shirley Henson

October 22, 1938 — April 12, 2019

Shirley Henson, 80, of Middlesboro, Kentucky passed away on April 12, 2019 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was born and raised in Manchester, Kentucky on October 22, 1938 to the late Woodrow and Annie Mae Burns Henson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Everett Lynn Henson, daughter Greta Renee Henson, sister Holly Henson, brothers Harvey and Roy Henson and son-in-law Luther Reeves.

He was a coal miner for many years working at Cyprus Cumberland Coal Company formerly known as Mountain Drive. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and was an avid gardener. He was of the Holiness faith and attended Calvary Holiness Church. He was very loved by his family and will be missed dearly by all those that knew him.

He is survived by the following members of his family:

Loving wife of 58 years: Josephine Henson

Daughters: Teresa (Doug) Warren and Melissa Reeves all from Middlesboro, Kentucky

Grandchildren: Luther Shirley Reeves, Clarissa (Eric) Hubbard, Micah Reeves, Valerie (Leon) Sullivan and Joshua Warren

Great-grandchildren: Cheyenne Sullivan and Hunter Sullivan

Sisters: Frances Jackson of Manchester, Kentucky, Arlene Jackson of London, Kentucky and Pamela (Sylvester) Roark of Manchester, Kentucky

Brother: Jessie (Mossie) Henson of Manchester, Kentucky

And a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Creech Funeral Home in Middlesboro, Kentucky.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Creech Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Eddie King, Rev. Eric Hubbard and Rev. Danny Stewart presiding. Music will be provided by Glenda Nunn, Pam Sulfridge, Eric Hubbard and Danny Stewart.

A graveside service will follow in the Henson Family Cemetery on Turner Church Road in Middlesboro, Kentucky. Pallbearers will be Luther Reeves, Micah Reeves, Joshua Warren, Eric Hubbard, Leon Sullivan and Ethan Finley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Trampas Nolan and his office staff.

Online condolences and guestbook are available at Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, entrusted will all arrangements.


Creech Funeral Home
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Creech Funeral Home
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  • 112 South 21st Street
    Middlesboro, Kentucky 40965

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Henson Family Cemetery
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  • Turner Church Road
    Middlesboro, KY 40965
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