Mr. James Dallas "Jim" Henson passed away Sunday afternoon, February 1, 2009, at his Farmington residence, surrounded by his family at the age of 64 years, 4 months & 3 days. Although Jim was taken too soon, we are comforted in knowing that he is with God. Jim was born March 28, 1944, in East Prairie, MO., to Martin Henson & Sylvia 'Rogers' Henson. Also preceding in death was his father-in-law, Hubert Woolsey, of Mtn. View, MO.
Jim was married to Beverly Woolsey on June 20, 1981, in Mtn. View, MO. To this union one child was born, James Dustin Henson.
Jim was a longtime member and officer of Laborers Local #110 in St. Louis & served as Business Manager of the Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council for many years. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge #132 AF/AM, of Farmington and was a Moolah Shriner. Jim was St. Francois County Presiding Commissioner for six years until he recently resigned his position for health reasons. Jim loved St. Francois County and proudly served its citizens with dedication, honor and integrity. Jim was a member of the Solid Rock Family Church and put his faith and trust in God throughout his life.
Survivors Include : his wife, Beverly 'Woolsey' Henson, of the home; 2 Sons: Dustin Henson, of Farmington and James Henson and wife, Lynn, of Tennessee. 1 Daughter: Spring Gray and husband, Ricky, of Park Hills; 5 Grandchildren: Karl and Aubrey Henson & Tory; Avary & Libby Gray; 2 Brothers: Paul Henson and wife, Frances, of Sikeston, MO; Bud Henson and wife, Paula, of Christopher, IL; 4 Sisters: Margie Stanley and Joyce Snyder and husband, Bobby, of Winnsboro, TX; Barbara Thomas of Cowpen, SC; Bonne Dale, of Fulton, MO; Mother-in-Law: Pauline Woolsey, of Mtn. View, MO; Brother-in-Law: Bill Woolsey and wife Karen, of The Colony, TX. Also surviving are a host of Nieces; Nephews; other Relatives & Friends.
Visitation : Thursday, 5-9 p.m., with a MASONIC SERVICE @ 7 pm. Visitation resumes Friday @ 6:30 a.m.
Funeral : Friday, 1:00 p.m., Feb. 6, 2009,
at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Darryl Rhodes officiating.
Interment : Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Farmington.
Memorials to: * St. Francois Co. "Relay for Life" &/or * Vitas Hospice.