S. Marvin Henderson, 101, lifelong Arkansas County farmer and International Battle II Military veteran, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at his house close to Humphrey, Ark.

Marvin was once born Would possibly 15, 1920, in the house on the circle of relatives farm to Sam and Maggie Henderson. He graduated from Stuttgart Top College at age 17 and attended two years on the College of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He enlisted within the Military in 1940 and attained the administrative center of Lt(jg). He served at the USS Vulcan, however maximum of his carrier was once at the USS Manila News Intelligencer (newspaper) Bay, an airplane service, within the South Pacific as an officer within the engine room. His send survived successful by way of a kamikaze aircraft within the Struggle of Leyte Gulf on Oct. 25, 1944, a turning level within the conflict.

He was once awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars in addition to medals and ribbons for different battles within the Pacific Theatre.

After the conflict, he got here house, married Annie Jean Simpson they usually have been blessed with 3 kids and 65 years in combination. He started farming and later added livestock to his operation. As maximum veterans did, after coming house, he went to paintings rebuilding his loved nation and volunteering numerous hours.

An excellent thoughts, he was once in a position to keep in mind dates, folks, and pinpoint occasions off the highest of his head. He was once all the time able to be in agreement, repeatedly anonymously, to neighbors, buddies, and relations.

The next are one of the many organizations the place he served: Farmers Protecting Insurance coverage, Board of Administrators, 30 years; Riceland Meals, Board of Administrators, 22 years; Stuttgart Cooperative Patrons Affiliation (now Arkansas County Co-op), Board of Administrators and President for 13 years; Sunshine Cemetery Affiliation, President; Arkansas County Genealogical Society; American Legion; Escort Provider Sailors and Airmen Affiliation; USS Manila News Intelligencer (newspaper) Bay Affiliation, President; Grand Prairie Ancient Society, Director (he was once the longest-serving member with 29 years of carrier); Corinth Baptist Church, Deacon, Secretary, Treasurer, Sunday college instructor; Grand Prairie Affiliation of Missionary Baptist Church buildings, Treasurer; and Park Street Missionary Baptist Church, Deacon, Sunday college instructor and Treasurer.

He was once preceded in demise by way of his spouse, Annie; a daughter, Ramona Edwards Hicks; sisters, Ruth Smith and Gladys Thurgood; brother, Earnest Henderson; and his daughter-in-law, Janice Blackwood Henderson.

He’s survived by way of a son, Roger Henderson of Humphrey; a daughter, Marva Bradshaw of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Chad Edwards (Amy) of Loveland, Co., Scott Edwards of Denver; Kara Byers (Mike) of Stuttgart, Leah Smith (Evan) of Farmington, Ark., Laura Pounders (Jesse) of Covington, Los angeles., and Lance Bradshaw (Vivi) of DeQueen, Ark. He’s additionally survived by way of 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a bunch of nieces, nephews, cousins, and different relations.

The circle of relatives wish to take this chance to thank the hospice nurses and his day by day caregivers for his or her care and compassion.

Funeral services and products are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Park Street Missionary Baptist Church with burial with army honors following at Sunshine Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Turpin Funeral House.

The circle of relatives suggests memorials to the donor’s selection.

He gave his lifestyles to Christ at a tender age and led his lifestyles by way of instance. He exemplified Philippians 4:11 “…..for I’ve realized in in any way state I’m, therewith to be content material.”

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