Elmer Henderson, 67
Elmer Henderson, 67, of Lorain, a former Portsmouth resident, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. He was born in Portsmouth, Oct. 8, 1945, to the late Wylie and Althea James Henderson.
Elmer retired from the U.S. Steel Corporation in Lorain after 35 years of service. He was an Army Vietnam era veteran and a 1965 graduate of P.H.S. Elmer enjoyed playing horseshoes, fishing, camping, karaoke, and was a fan of Elvis.
Surviving Elmer is his wife of 47 years, Lena Louise “Sissy” Riley Henderson, whom he married July 26, 1966 in New Boston; his son, Elmer (Judy) Henderson Jr. of Columbus; his daughter, Geneva “Jenny” McCoy of Lorain; his brother, Jack Crosby of Florida; his sister, Shirley (Rodger) Robbins of Lorain; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Also preceding Elmer in death were three sisters, Rosemary Dyer, Ethel Fannin and Ruth Ann Conley.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Pastor Howard Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow in Siloam Cemetery in South Shore, Ky. with military graveside rites by the James Dickey Post 23 Honors Detail.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour.
In honor of Mr. Henderson’s service to our country, the flag of the US Army will fly at the funeral home.