Jim Henson

December 30, 1944 ~ February 14, 2023

Jim Henson, 78, of Bonne Terre, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. He was born Saturday, December 30, 1944 in Bonne Terre, Missouri. He owned and operated Jim Henson construction company for over 45 years as a concrete contractor.

Jim was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Ewell Henry and Sophie Bell (House) Henson, one daughter, baby Janel Henson; five brothers, Forrest, Bo, Gene, Shirdell and Robert “Linn” Henson; two sisters, Wanda Henson and Reva Koester; sister in-laws; Ellen Henson, Sonya Lappe, Marsha Sikes and Pamela Jackson; brother in-laws; D.R. Stroud and Jim Joyce.

He is survived by his loving wife, of 58 years, Sharon Henson, five children; Lisa (Steven) Lyons, Mitch (Angel) Henson, Jerry Dell (Amanda) Henson, Mason Henson, and Duke (Elizabeth) Henson; seven grandchildren; Brittany, Ethan, Jordan, Dylan, Bailey, Brody and Branson; three great -grandchildren, Cameron, Kaiden and Brantley; three siblings; Janice Boyd, Alvin Dean Henson and Elsie Stroud; brother and sister in-laws; JP (Marg) Jackson, Richard (Linda) Jackson, Steve (Verla) Jackson, Larry Lappe, Austin Sikes, and Sandy Joyce; along with many nieces and nephews that survive.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, Friday, February 17, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. until service time of 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Randy Murphy officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home Bonne Terre, MO. View obituary and share condolences online at www.www.czboyer.com


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  1. I remember Jim when he was a Freshman and I was a Senior at BTHS. We all went our separate ways but I was impressed that he had a Construction Concrete Business for 45 years and a successful marriage for 58 years. Another great example of Bonne Terre people contributing in our great Country!! Jim Mills Class of 1961

  2. Sharon and Family. Jim was a wonderful friend and was always there when you needed help. He will be missed by all.

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