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James Lawrence "Jimmy" Henson Jr., 63

August 19, 2010
  • James Lawrence "Jimmy" Henson Jr.
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JAN. 1, 1947-AUG. 17, 2010

James Lawrence "Jimmy" Henson Jr., 63, of 8629 Sharpsburg Pike, Fairplay, Md., died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 1, 1947 in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of James L. Henson Sr. of Hagerestown and Zelma Jacobs Lushbaugh of Hagerstown.

He was a 1965 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was employed with Consolidated Freightways and Ryder-PIE for 25 years, retiring in 1992.

He was a member of Teamsters Local 992, and the Funkstown American Legion Post 211. He was a professional billiard player, playing on the U. S. Circuit, a former National Champion and a member of the Professional Pool Association.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his companion of 24 years, Lisa C. Truax; one son, John W. Henson of Hagerstown; one sister, Patty Powley of Rockville, Md.; two brothers, Terry Henson of Boone, N.C., and Michael Gorman of Alabama; stepmother, Claudette Henson of Hagerstown; stepfather, Harrison L. "Tiny" Lushbaugh of Hagerstown; and his former wife, Ella Mae Weaver of Pennsylvania.

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He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jeff Henson and Dennis Henson.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

Online condolences are accepted at http://www.minnichfh.com.

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