Paul Henson, 93, of Lucasville, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at SOMC Hospice.
He was born Feb. 25, 1918, in New Boston, a son of the late Taylor and Ina Cassidy Henson.
Paul was the retired owner and operator of the Stadium Lunch and Henson’s Antiques in Lucasville. His favorite hobby was searching for antiques with the love of his life, his wife Virginia. He was a WWII U.S. Marine veteran, a member of the James Dickey Post of the American Legion, and a member of Plymouth Heights Church of the Nazarene. Many years ago, Paul’s favorite recreational activity was calling square dances. He called for the Dosi Do Club, Chillicothe Veteran’s Activity Center, and taught square dancing at Wilson School in Portsmouth.
He is survived by one daughter, Barbara (Dale) Throckmorton of McDermott; two sons, David (Pamela) Henson of Milford, Ohio, and Anthony (Ruth) Henson of Wareham, Massachusetts; two grandchildren, Timothy (Terri) Throckmorton and Brian (Diane) Henson; four great-grandchildren, Joey Throckmorton, Stephanie Stidham, Courtney Henson and Danielle Henson; one great-great-granddaughter, Kairi Stidham; two brothers, Homer Henson of Wheelersburg and Richard Henson of Nevada; one sister, Gladys Riggs of Lucasville; and one stepbrother, Ray Henson of Tennessee.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ruth Smith Henson, Aug. 6, 2009; eight brothers, Charles, Orville, Ralph, Eugene, Taylor, Roger, Don, and Earl Henson; and one sister, Margaret Allen.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the Plymouth Heights Church of the Nazarene in Franklin Furnace with Tim Throckmorton and Andy Ramey officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens where military rites will be performed by the William A. Baker and the James Irwin Posts of the American Legion. Friends may call 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville and for an hour before the service at the church Saturday.