Lester "Ray" Henderson

Friday, September 6th, 1946 - Sunday, October 4th, 2020
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Lester “Ray” Henderson, 74, of Robinson, TX passed away peacefully at home on October 4, 2020. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 8 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 N. Robinson Dr., with burial following at Waco Memorial Park. There will be a come and go visitation from 5pm-7pm on Wednesday October 7 at the funeral home. In accordance with current regulations, seating is limited, face coverings and social distancing is required.

Ray was born in Mexia, Tx to Lester and Allie Lee (Davis) Henderson on September 6, 1946. He graduated from Mexia High School. Following graduation he enlisted in the Navy and was a Radar Equipment Foreman aboard the USS Raleigh from 1964-1967. After discharge he enrolled in TSTC and graduated with an Instrumentation & Electronics Degree. He went to work at TXU Power Plant until his retirement in 2000. Ray was a member of First Baptist-Robinson, was a Sunday School teacher for more than 35 years and was active in the Youth Prison Ministry. He loved golf, traveling and Southern Gospel Music.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gerald Henderson.

He married Marinel Schnizer on April 2, 1993, who survives him. Ray is also survived by his daughter, Kim Hardin and grandsons, Christopher Henderson, Ryan Ray Schick, and Blake Hardin; his sisters, Delight Cleary, Dora Jo McCurrin, and Patricia Jones. He is also survived by daughters, Cindy Ferguson and husband Harold and Shellie Toby and husband Odan, along with 7 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Bluebonnet Hospice and his wonderful caregivers Mari, Shae, Nell, Lacey, Joyce and Heather. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church, Robinson, TX.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 10:00am
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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  • Interment

    Waco Memorial Park
    6623 South Interstate Hwy 35
    WACO, TX 76706
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Grover Lane

Posted at 07:35pm
Lester ray was my best friend from probably 8 yrs untill 18 then we went in the Navy an were seperated .He was with me the first time we smoked a cig in front of my mom approx 13 yrs of age. we both learned to drive about the same time I wished we had rewmained closer as adults but life goes on. I will always think of him an his entire family hopefully for the remainder of my life. Sonny Grover Lane

Stacy Howard

Posted at 06:21pm
Dear Mrs. Henderson and Family,
Our Bluebonnet Family is keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We are so sorry for your loss. May God’s tender mercies carry you through these days and comfort you.
The Owners and Staff of Bluebonnet Health Services (Hospice)

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