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James "Jim" William Henderson

August 26, 1953 ~ January 12, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Obituary

James William Henderson, 69, of Charlestown, IN, passed away on January 12, 2023. Jimmy was

born on August 26, 1953 to James T. and Jeannie Henderson in Louisville, KY. After his parents

passed away, he was adopted by his aunt, Delores Henderson. This started a beautiful legacy of

adoption that changed the trajectory of his family. Eight of his nine grandchildren are

adopted.

Jimmy grew up in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville and graduated from Portland

Christian School. He attended Southeastern Christian College and started dating Sharon, the

love of his life.

He will be missed by many people but none more than his wife, two sons and their wives, and

grandchildren. He and Sharon would have celebrated their fiftieth anniversary in July. He is also

survived by JT and Dr. Natalie Henderson (Tedros, Chernet, and Joseph) and Daniel and Denise

Henderson (Elle, Shawn, Joshua, Ember, Kasper, and Jeremiah). Those who love him most called

him “Pop.”

Jimmy started his career at South Central Bell and worked all over Kentucky for the phone

company for 36 years as a lineman and installer/repairman. He was a proud member of the

Communications Workers of America Union.

His passion for the Portland neighborhood led him to be Scoutmaster for Troop 275 for nearly

two decades. He positively impacted the lives of hundreds of young men and served as a dad to

many. He trained hundreds of Scout leaders and was given numerous honors from the Boy

Scouts of America, including the prestigious Silver Beaver Award.

He loved sports, especially baseball, and coached numerous teams on which his sons played.

For many years, he was a basketball and baseball official with the Independent Sports Officials

Association.

Faith was important to Jimmy and he was a member of Southeast Christian Church for over

thirty years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, adopted mother Delores, surrogate parents Bill and

Joyce Wickersham, and his brother Ronny VanCleave.

The last few months of his life were made better by the loving care he received from Nicole

Saffell of Cornerstone Caregiving, Amedisys Hospice, as well as the staff from The Villages at

Historic Silvercrest in New Albany, IN.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 16, 2023 from noon-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 10:00-Noon. Funeral services will start at Noon on Tuesday at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville, In.

Donations in his honor can be made to Portland Christian School (portlandchristian.org).

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Monday
January 16, 2023

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Scott Funeral Home
2515 Veterans Parkway
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Visitation
Tuesday
January 17, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Scott Funeral Home
2515 Veterans Parkway
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 17, 2023

12:00 PM
Scott Funeral Home
2515 Veterans Parkway
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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