Monday, February 1, 2010

Clyde Howard Henderson 1932 - 2010

Clyde Howard Henderson, 77, of 219 N. Howard Ave., Landrum died January 11, 2010 at Smith Phayer Hospice House.

A native of Chesnee, SC, he was the son of the late Clyde and Ollie Henderson. He is survived by his son, Thomas Henderson (Wendy) of Landrum, daughter Lori Stelma of Lake Mary, FL, sister, Bernice H. Price (Charles) of Landrum, grandchildren Megan and Elizabeth Stelma, Skylar and Alex Henderson and Katherine Downey as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Muriel H. Underwood.

He retired from the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer after 20 years of service, having served in Korea as a member of the Underwater Demolition Team and in Vietnam aboard the USS Forrestal. After his military service, he worked as a civil engineer for Soil and Material Engineers in Spartanburg until his retirement.

He was a loving father, doting grandfather and true friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He would not permit his son or daughter to discipline their children in his presence. Grandpa was Megan, Liz, Skylar, and Alex's refuge. His embrace could keep them safe. He was always there for them.

We miss him sooo much!

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