August 9, 1962 - August 23, 2021
Walter Joe Henson, Jr., 59, passed away August 23, 2021. A native of Greenville County, he was the son of Ann Hudson Henson and the late Walter Joe Henson, Sr. Walter graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree and worked for Day and Zimmerman and O’Neal for most of his career. He was an avid Clemson Tigers fan and enjoyed both football and basketball games with family and friends. On off weekends, he would spend time at the lake making memories of jet skiing, tubing, and waterskiing. He was a loving father to his two daughters, Alyssa and Katie. He shared his passion for sports by coaching them both in church basketball and softball throughout their lives. He was the coach who tried to make sure the girls had fun, and all had playing time. Several of his players shared that “Coach Walter was the best coach anyone could’ve ever had, and he was like a second father to me during tournaments” and how lucky they were to have “had a coach believe in them like he did.” Surviving is his wife, Lisa Kyle Henson of Greenville; two daughters, Alyssa Henson, and Katie Henson, both of Greenville; one sister, Wanda Henson Collins of Greenville and two nephews, John Michael Collins of Delray Beach, Florida and Bradley Reid Collins of Savannah, Georgia. A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 26th, 2021, at 3:00 pm in the main sanctuary at Taylors First Baptist Church, Taylor, SC. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-2:45pm in the gathering area. Out of respect for our family and for you, please wear a mask and observe social distancing. Memorials may be made to Camp Greenville, 723 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC 29601, or a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.
Walter Joe Henson, Jr., 59, passed away August 23, 2021. A native of Greenville County, he was the son of Ann Hudson Henson and the late Walter Joe Henson, Sr. Walter graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering... View Obituary & Service Information
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Walter Joe Henson, Jr., 59, passed away August 23, 2021.
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