Born Wednesday, September 29, 1954
Died Friday, September 27, 2019
George P. “Junior” Henson, Jr., 64, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019. He was born on September 29, 1954 to George Phillip Henson, Sr. and Patricia (Hull) Henson in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Junior married the love of his life, Margaret Ann Quinton, on August 1, 1981 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared over 38 years of life and marriage together.
Junior worked for the VA Hospital for a few years, then went to work for Al Pevehouse Construction as a carpenter and handyman. He loved doing drywall work and was the best at it. Junior also worked for Jack Pevehouse of Jack’s Transmission for over 10 years as a mechanic. He did a few odd jobs here and there until he started having health problems and was unable to work.
Junior enjoyed watching his favorite westerns, the Andy Griffith Show, game shows, Godzilla movies, and he especially enjoyed OU football. He also enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals baseball and the Miami Dolphins. When he was having a good day, he loved keeping his yard looking good. Junior was the best cook around and could make the best homemade turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and banana pudding for each holiday. He loved his family and his grandkids and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. Junior became very ill in the last four months and fought hard until the end. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Junior was preceded in death by his parents, George Henson, Sr. and Patricia Henson; two brothers, Roy Henson and Jimmy Henson; three sisters, Nadine Rushing, Georgia Crossland and Phyllis Newberry; and grandsons, Landon, Ladon and Ryker Roark.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret of the home; children, George Henson and wife Trisha of Muskogee, OK, Pamela Hamil and husband Kevin of Muskogee, OK, Matthew Henson and wife Dovey of Muskogee, OK, Amanda Roark and husband L.V. of Muskogee, OK, and Amber Henson of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren, Bailey Henson, Cailey Henson, Ashley Jordan, Colton Woodworth, Ethan Henson, Carter Henson, Lil’ L.V. Roark, Hayden Roark and Hudson Roark; sister, Kay Newberry of Tulsa, OK; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A celebration of Junior’s life will be 11AM, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Frank Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Citizen’s Cemetery with George Henson III, Matthew Henson, Colton Woodworth, Kevin Hamil, L.V. Roark and Michael Woodworth serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Lavando Roark III and Ethan Henson.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.