BENTON - Mr. Paul Thomas Henson, age 93, of Benton, KY, died on Friday, July 4, 2014, at Lake Way Nursing & Rehabilitation in Benton, KY.
He was born Sunday, July 18, 1920, in Calvert City, KY. He was a member of Hamlet Baptist Church, and also a member of Briensburg Masonic Lodge #401, where he received his 60-year pin. He retired from West Kentucky Rural Telephone, where he worked as a technician.
Mr. Henson is survived by his son, Billy Henson and his wife Nancy of West Paducah, KY; daughters, Dena Bryant and her husband Sammie of Benton, KY, and Cindy Rose and her husband Steve of Benton, KY; five grandchildren, Cheri Woodruff and her husband Trent of Benton, KY, Matt Henson and his wife Tami of Benton, KY, Robin Whitis of Benton, KY, Michael Bryant and his wife Lonnie of Fairbanks, AK, and Jeremy Rose and wife Brandy of Benton, KY; three stepgrandchildren, Kandy Travis, Kara Turner and Kimberly Nall; fourteen great-grandchildren, Talan Rose and Kelan Rose, both of Benton, KY, Dustin Dunigan and Jessie Dunigan, both of Clarksville, TN, Perry Colley and wife Kalli of Benton, KY, Emily Colley of Benton, KY, Joey Colley of Benton, KY, Olivia Bryant and Isaiah Bryant, both of Fairbanks, AK, Dakota Woodruff, Ashli Woodruff, La'Tasha Powell and husband (Lucas), Tyler Henson and Daniel Henson, all of Benton, KY; six stepgreat-grandchildren, Quinton Travis, Zachary Travis, Kaitlin Blakemore, Sadie Blakemore, Kelsie Nall and Brady Nall; and two great-great-grandchildren, Tate and Eli Powell.
Mr. Henson was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Whitaker Henson; and one grandson, Joe Dunigan Jr. He was the son of the late Will Henson and the late Myrtle Washburn Henson.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Cope, Bro. James Stom and Bro. Jack Studie officiating. Burial will follow in Hamlet Cemetery, Benton, KY.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Collier Funeral Home, Benton, KY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hamlet Cemetery Fund, c/o Shirley Pinnegar, 1731 US Hwy 68 E, Benton, KY 42025.