George F. Henderson, 87, of Cumming, formerly of Dawsonville, died Aug. 4, 2018.
Born Aug. 20, 1930 in Detroit, Mich. to the late Charles F. and Bessie Henderson, he grew up in Rome, Georgia and has lived in this area for 16 years having moved from Knoxville, Tenn.
Mr. Henderson retired as a mechanic for Eastern Airlines following 17 years of service. George was a proud U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed fishing, wood working, reading, crossword puzzles, spending time on his computer building websites and enjoyed his Facebook friends.
His wife of 55 years, Barbara Sue Henderson; son-in-law, Matthew Van Vliet; grandsons, Brian Hawkins, Kevin Beall; great-granddaughter, Laura Leigh Brooks; sister, Ethel Gribble; and brothers, Ed Henderson and Charles Henderson, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his children, Donna and Don Owen of Cumming; Cathy Abbott of Cumming; Bruce and Louanne Henderson of Cumming; Gina Van Vliet of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Krista and David Howland, Danielle and Micha Purvis, Justin and Tiffany Owen, Jessica and Robbie Blackwell, Derek Henderson, Dustin and Tanisha Henderson, Jason and Carolyn Wingate, Evan and Holly Wingate, Sean Tucker, Daniel and Elizabeth Van Vliet, Jennifer Van Vliet; nine great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 17 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Daniel C. Ippolito will officiate. Interment will follow in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Aug. 17 at the funeral home.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.