John “Jack” A. Henderson

John “Jack” A. Henderson

John “Jack” A. Henderson

Charlotte, N.C.

John “Jack” A. Henderson, 96, passed away Dec. 23, 2022, at Aldersgate UMRC in Charlotte, N.C. Born Jan. 23, 1926, in Cranston, R.I., he was the son of the late John and Florence Henderson. Jack served in the U.S. Army Airforce in the Pacific during World War II. He graduated from Bucknell University in 1951, where he received a B.S. degree in commerce and finance.

Jack lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for 30-plus years, working in sales for Lehigh Portland Cement Co. and retired to Pinehurst, N.C., with his wife of 61 years, Ruth. There he enjoyed many years of golfing and bowling, doing both into his 90s. He also loved summers at his family cabin on Lake Vermillion, Minn. He was a friend to many and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; son, Robert; grandson, Sean; and sister, Jean Spangler.

He is survived by his daughter, Ruth Wadsworth (Ed) and grandsons, John, Robert and Greg; his son, John Henderson (Signe) and granddaughters, Lisa Locker, Erin Henderson and Dana Burger; and six great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held April 15, 2023, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids. Interment will follow at Cedar Memorial Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Memorials may be offered in honor of Jack to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1285 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403. Carolina Cremation of Charlotte is assisting the Henderson family. Online condolences may be made at

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