Mr. James Byron "J.B." Henderson Sr., 71, of Westerville, Ohio, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 4, 1946, in Carter County, a son of the late Leslie A. and Myra Sue Fielding Henderson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Rachael Underwood; one grandson, Derek M. Underwood; and two brothers, L.A. Henderson Jr. and Marty Henderson.
J.B. was a member of First Baptist Church in Olive Hill. He was a 50 year member of Olive Hill Masonic Lodge 629, a 32nd degree mason, a Kentucky colonel and a member of Olive Hill Eastern Star Chapter 290. J.B. retired from Pipeline Local Union 798 as a welder. He loved fishing, UK sports, watching westerns and being with his family, especially his grandchildren.
J.B. is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy Holbrook Henderson; one son, James Byron "Jake" Henderson Jr., of Lexington; one daughter, Stacy (Bob) Wright of Westerville, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Adam Wright, Jade Henderson, Solomon Underwood, Rebecca Wright, Kennedy Underwood, Joseph Wright and Alexander Underwood; two brothers, Brent (Sandi) Henderson of Indianapolis, Ind., Greg (Vickey) Henderson of Olive Hill; one son-in-law, Jerry Underwood of Georgetown, Ohio; one special aunt, Alice Fielding of Olive Hill; one half-brother, Nathan Henderson of Lexington; one half-sister, Leslyn Spaulding of Mt. Sterling; two sisters-in-law, Fran Henderson and Louise Henderson, both of Olive Hill; and many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Globe Funeral Home in Olive Hill with Brother Bob Donavan officiating. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery on Mushroom Hill in Carter County.
David Kidd, Marcus McCleese, Michael Burge, Allen Wilson, Gary Brown, and Jeff Wells will serve as pallbearers. Ronnie and Bette Greenhill, Les and Elaine Pitts and Clifton and Emma Throneberry will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Friends may visit from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Sunday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in J.B.'s memory to Pipeliners Voluntary Fund, P.O. Box 470798, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74147-0798.
Condolences may be sent to globefc.com.
Published on October 20, 2017