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William H. Henderson  

William H. Henderson

December 23, 1952 – February 27, 2017

William H. Henderson, known fondly as “Bil with one L,” age 64, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Bil was born in Chestnut Hill, PA on December 23, 1952, and was the son of Jimmy Henderson and Ruth (Pownall) Henderson. He made his career as an assemblyman with General Motors, retiring after 31 years of dedicated service.

An avid fisherman, Bil enjoyed many happy hours on the water. He was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Bil will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy and sister, Marcie Evanich. Bil is survived by his mother, Ruth; beloved wife of 23 years, Jacki L. (Young) Henderson; children, Ryan, Jessica, and Jeremy Henderson; brother, Jimmy Henderson; sister, Barbara Biddle; and grandson, Christopher Young.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 4:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, March 12, 2017 at the Salem United Methodist Church, 469 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 4:30 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to assist the family may be made by visiting GoFundMe at

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  1. George Lembeck, March 5, 2017

    Good by old friend. It’s been awhile.

  2. Karen Hill, March 8, 2017

    Jacki and Family,

    No words to bring comfort at this time. I am praying for you and your family. I find peace in knowing we will be praying that God stays close to each of you during this sad time. Our deepest Sympathy goes to your whole family. May he rest in peace.

  3. Shiela, March 11, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death anymore right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4. Please read these scriptures and may the god of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.

  4. Jeanine "Sam" Beverly, March 11, 2017

    You did an amazingly grand job of parenting your children and without question they will forever miss you, but I can promise to help watch over Jessica for you.

  5. jim kane, March 12, 2017

    Say hello to Marty my old friend Weedhopper, until we meet again RIP.

  6. Lynn Boone, March 13, 2017

    Jackie & family so sorry for your loss.


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