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Herbert Huey Henson, 72, of Orchard, TX, went home to be with his Lord on
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at Orchard United
Methodist Church with Dr. Tom Bain officiating. Burial was at Pilgrim's Rest
Cemetery in Bellville.
Huey was born in Hempstead, TX on July 11, 1935 to parents William Gardner
and Thelma Lynne Dewees Henson. He was raised and attended grade school at
Hempstead and was a 1953 graduate of Hempstead High School.
Huey attended Blinn Junior College in Brenham on an athletic scholarship for
both football and basketball, was a 1976 graduate of Sam Houston State
University, and received his Master's Degree  at Prairie View A&M College in
He was a member of NRA, the 100 club and enjoyed his passion for hunting and
his coon hounds in the Brazos River bottom, and he loved to catch cat fish,
he was a very competitive domino player and enjoyed growing vegetables and
Huey served his country for two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean
He married the former Miss Doris Stewart on may 3, 1958 in the Orchard
United Methodist Church where they have been members for the duration of
their marriage of nearly  50 years.
Throughout his life, Herbert was a successful farmer and rancher in Burleson
and Ft. Bend Co. He spent 49 years as a resident of Orchard and worked for
36 years as floor manager in pipe manufacturing for Gulf States Tube in
Rosenberg. He supplemented his income by being a weekend rancher at
Caldwell, TX.
Pallbearers were Karl Kelly, Marshall Melner, Peter Kirkpatrick, Junior
Murphy, Herbert Ubemosky and Daniel Gejewski.
Huey is survived by his wife, Doris Henson of Orchard; son, Stewart;
granddaughter, Isabel; and mother-in-law, Nettie Ruth Stewart; sister, Lynne
Condon; nephew, Joe Manley; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce and
Bill Bone; and nephews Todd and Kyle Bone. He was preceded in death by
parents, William and Thelma Henson; brothers, William Gardner, Lamar and
Jack Henson. Special thanks to Bobby Majej and Jr. Murphy for all their
Memorial gifts may be offered to Orchard United Methodist Church, PO Box
127, orchard, TX, 77464, or Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, PO Box 1254, Bellville.
Arrangements by Knesek and Sons funeral Home.
Posted by Joy Neely


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