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Billie Joe Henson
(07-23-1939 - 04-06-2019)

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 Billie Joe Henson, 79, of Elgin, passed away on April 6, 2019. He was born on July 23, 1939 in Rosiclaire, IL the son of Francis and Mamie (Vaughn) Henson. Billie had worked for Coca-Cola 38 years prior to his retirement.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elgin

Survivors include his wife: Betty Henson, whom he married on February 7, 1970;
his children: Lillie (Jimmie) Thornton, Rebecca (Matthew) Schueler and Charles (Ellen) Henson; eight grand daughters: Nicole, Kaycee, Carrie, Josephine, Paige, Hailey, McKenzie and Alexis; along with great grandchildren, Nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son: Steven Thornton; siblings: Mackie Henson, Coy Henson, Jimmie Henson and Louise Bebout; and also a sister in infancy.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 4-8:00 pm at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Graveside services and burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park at 10:00 A.M. Saturday April 13, 2019.

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