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Roy Henderson Jr. (11-3-22) service (11-12-22)

Roy Terrell Henderson Jr., 59, of Savannah, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3. He was born on Oct. 18, 1963, to his adoring parents, Grace and the late Roy T. Henderson in Savannah.
Mr. Henderson attended North Elementary, Hardin County Junior High and graduated from Central High School in 1982. Some of his early business and work ventures included buying pigs to bring to market, selling used cars for Marvin Franks, and working for Vulcan Company at the paper mill, PCA in Counce.
After attending MTSU for a year, he moved to Nashville, to seek out business opportunities. He worked as a sales representative at Frank Davis Buick, selling many new cars to happy buyers. He yearned to be his own boss, and began working for a painting company to learn the business. Eventually, he started Henderson Painting Company, which specialized in commercial projects.
He married his college sweetheart in 1997, and welcomed a daughter in 2004. After several years of success in the painting business, he returned to Hardin County in 2010.
Mr. Henderson was an avid fisherman, boater and enjoyed camping with his family. He loved dogs, cars and cooking. There was nothing he couldn’t cook on a grill. Old movies entertained him, especially war films and westerns. He loved the music of George Jones, The Statler Brothers and Elvis. Reminiscing about family memories brought him joy.
He is survived by his daughter, Caroline Elise Henderson and her mother Sherry Henderson of Hermitage, Tennessee; mother, Grace Belew Trammell Henderson; sister, Elizabeth Turney (Jim) of Huntsville, Alabama; and niece, Grace Turney of Auburn, Alabama.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents; Roy H. and Jennie Terrell Henderson of Savannah; and Hoke Smith and Grace Belew Trammell of Waynesboro, Tennessee.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 12, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah, with Keith Bain officiating. Burial will follow at Savannah Cemetery in Savannah.