1928 — 2013
CANTON — Dillard John Henson, 85, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.
A native of Haywood County, he was a son of the late Allen Cornelius and Ollie Parris Henson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Eugene, Dewey, Florin and Cecil Henson; and two sisters, Mabel Reece and Norabell Pless. Dillard was a U.S. Marine veteran, having served in Korea. He retired from Dayco International and later opened Henson’s Florist and operated for 25 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Canton where he was a former deacon and choir member.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth Sanford Henson; one brother, William “Bill” Henson and his wife, Edith, of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Dean and Jay Meadows officiating. Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service.
For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.