Class of 1944

1944 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
Jimmy Darrell Henderson

– son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Henderson, 220 Fir, Perry, was born December 31, 1925, at Perry and has continued school throughout in Perry.

Jimmy has been a member of the DeMolay, Alpha Eta, Methodist choir, and youth fellowship. During his senior year he was editor of the Perryscope, highschool newspaper, and was a member of the student council two years.

Jimmy participated in football five years and lettered in his junior year. He took part in basketball five years, also, and lettered in his junior year.

Civil or chemical engineering is the profession Jimmy expects to follow after the war.

Jimmy Darrell Henderson

December 31, 1925 – October 24, 1991

Jimmy Darrell Henderson, 65, 515 Sunrise, Roswell, New Mexico, formerly of Perry, died Thursday morning at a Roswell hospital.

A memorial service has been set for 11 a.m. Saturday at New Mexico Military Chapel at Roswell. Military honors will be provided by members of the New Mexico Army National Guard. Burial will be at Grace Hill cemetery at Perry. Arrangements are under direction of LaGrone Funeral home of Roswell.

A second memorial service has been set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist church of Perry. Officiating will be Rev. Bill Stacy, the church pastor; and Dr. Joe Stewart, Lawton, brother-in-law of the deceased. The family has established a memorial to benefit Perry Carnegie library.

Henderson was born at Perry, Dec. 31, 1925, the son of Jimmy and Leta (Berger) Henderson. He was married to the former Mary Therese Rutter on Nov. 3, 1984, at Roswell. Henderson retired as a Colonel in the United States Army and Navy and later retired as a school teacher.

In addition to his wife, of the home, survivors include one daughter, Sandra Housewright, Albuquerque, N.M. and two grandchildren, Heath and Audra, both of Albuquerque.