Kenneth D. Henderson

Kenneth D. Henderson, 66, husband of Nancy Mitchell Henderson, of 6271 Highway 252, Laurens, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his home. 

Born in Greenwood, SC, he was the son of the late Laurens A. and Ora Hovis Henderson.  He was retired from Monsanto Corporation in Greenwood, SC, where he was known as, “Dumptruck”.  He was a member, deacon and Sunday School teacher at Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Hodges.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, he is survived by four (4) children: daughter, Cheri Braswell and her husband John of Prosperity, son, Michael T.. Henderson and his wife, Mary of Greenwood, son, Rev. Alex D. Henderson and his wife Melissa of Laurens and daughter, Heather Milam of Fountain Inn.  Eight (8) grandchildren: Andrew Braswell; Krystal, Nate and Jonathan Henderson; Lucas and Sara Beth Henderson; and Keri and Allison Milam; and one (1) great-grandson, Brendin George Lee Henderson; and one sister, Barbara Holcombe of Belton.  He was pre-deceased by a sister, Judy Hinton.

A celebration of Kenneth’s life will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 3:00 PM at the Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Hodges, SC, conducted by the Rev. Alex D. Henderson, Rev. Charles Robinson and Rev. Jim Osteen.  Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Laurens.  Pallbearers will be: Scott, Kevin, Lance and Travis Holcombe; Brian Lothridge, David Spoon, Marion Butler and Hugh Riley.  Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Walnut Grove Baptist Church and the members of the A.S.K. Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to Walnut Grove Baptist Church 230 Morgan Rd. Hodges, SC 29653, or to Agape Hospice 420 W. Farley Ave. Laurens, SC 29360.

The family is at the home of a son, Alex, 6271 Hwy. 252 Laurens and will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Walnut Grove Baptist Church, 230 Morgan Rd. Hodges, SC.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Kennedy Mortuary, Laurens, is assisting the family with arrangements.