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Robert Arrowood Henderson

March 21, 1925 — January 9, 2022

Robert Arrowood Henderson

Mr. Robert Arrowood (“Bob”) Henderson, Sr. of Irmo, SC, formerly of Ellerbe NC, passed away on January 9, 2022.

Mr. Henderson was born in Ellerbe, NC on March 21, 1925, to Thomas A. and Katie McRae Henderson. He graduated from Ellerbe High School and honorably served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a produce and timber broker and retired as a magistrate judge. A faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, (which was founded by his ancestors) he served as a Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, and bus driver. 37 years of his life were dedicated to serving the community as a volunteer fireman. For many years he served on the Board of Directors of the Samaritan Colony. His parents; brothers, Corbett, Thomas, Clayton, and Richard Henderson; and his sisters, Blanche Lineberry, Elga Mae Vuncannon, and Betty Wooley predeceased him.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Hill Henderson and daughter, Bonnie Kay H. Rankin (Marc) of Irmo, SC; sons, Robert A. (“Woody”) Henderson, Jr. (Sharon) of Fuquay-Varina, NC, and Barry T. Henderson (Lisa) of Rancho Santa Fe, CA; grandchildren, Caroline Burt (Derek) of Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Cameron A. Rankin (Leila) of Columbia, SC; Sidney Henderson (Trey Gardner) and Rachel Henderson of Fuquay –Varina, NC; Christopher and Jason Henderson of Rancho Santa Fe, CA; great-grandchildren, Allison, Reagan, Kinsley, and Gunner Burt, Nora and Lily Rankin; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 am Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church in Ellerbe with Rev. James Watson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ellerbe Cemetery. The family will greet friends beginning at 11:00 am.

Our beloved “Pappy” enjoyed his garden and riding his tractor, watching birds, reading, and beating all of us in card games. He possessed enthusiastic sense of humor and known for his pranks. He taught us how to swim in the ocean, fish in the lake, drive his truck, and other necessary life skills.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan Colony, 136 Samaritan Dr., Rockingham, NC 28379


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Visitation

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

11:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church Ellerbe

133 Ballard Street, Ellerbe, NC 28338

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church Ellerbe

133 Ballard Street, Ellerbe, NC 28338

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