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Ernest “Ernie” Allen Henderson August 5, 1929 – November 20, 2023

Ernest “Ernie” Allen Henderson, 94, of Brunswick, MO, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2023 at Brunswick Nursing and Rehab in Brunswick, MO. Funeral services will be held at Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick, MO on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. Reverend Lanny Lybarger will officiate the service. Visitation will precede the service on Monday from 1:00 -2:00 P.M. Burial with military honors will be at Elliott Grove Cemetery in Brunswick, MO.

Ernie, as he was known by his family and friends, was born on August 5, 1929 in Miami Station, Carroll County, MO, the son of Herbert and Iona (Lewis) Henderson. He attended Sumner High School in Sumner, MO. After high school Ernie was called to serve his country and on April 29, 1947, he enlisted into the United States Army. He originally served from 1947 – 1949. He later reenlisted on January 5, 1961. During his time of service he earned the expert rifle badges with the M-1 and the M-14, the good conduct medal, the national defense service medal, the Vietnam service medal, the Vietnam campaign medal with Device (1960), and the Army commendation medal. He honorably served his country until he retired as a Seargent 1st Class in 1978.

On February 14, 1961, at midnight, Ernie married Doris Jean Truesdale in Independence, MO. Doris preceded him in passing on May 27, 1974. He was later united in marriage to Effie Moore. On June 15, 1976, they were blessed with a son, Christopher. She preceded him in passing in 2013.

Ernie was the owner and operator of a trucking business who drove for private industry and for the Federal government. He continued to drive his truck until his retirement in 2017. Ernie loved spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed going to the casino. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Brunswick, MO.

Ernie is survived by his son, Christopher Henderson of Lamar, MO; one grandson, Kaden Sportsman of Lamar, MO; two siblings, Verna Mae Spencer of Brunswick, MO and Donna Henderson of Jefferson City, MO; his dog, Sandy; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Iona Henderson; his wives, Doris and Effie; one brother, Herbert Henderson; one sister-in-law, Betty Henderson; and two brothers-in-law, Guy Spencer and Roy Womack.

Pallbearers will be David Link, Greg Elliott, Mike Spencer, Jan Casebolt, JR McLaughlin, and Kaden Sportsman. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Dale Littrell, Allen Phillips, Mitch Spencer, Lonnie Henderson, Tyna McLaughlin, Gina Sutton, and Delana Grosvenor.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to be made to the Brunswick American Legion Post #7 or Elliott Grove Cemetery. Donations may be left at or mailed to Breshears Memorial Chapel, 207 W. Broadway, Brunswick, MO, 65236.

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