Danny Lyle Henderson, age 75, of Madison, Indiana, and the son of the late N.W. and Gladys (Carder) Henderson, was born on November 14, 1946, in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. He was a 1964 graduate of Madison High School and served in the Army Reserves. He was united in marriage to the former Arlene Cull on January 4, 1969 in Madison. After high school, he worked at CNR Parts in Madison. He went on to become an assembler at the Ford Motor Company, Fern Valley Road Plant, where he worked for forty-one and a half years. After retiring from Ford in 2007, he worked for Walgreens in Madison for fourteen years where he was commonly known as "Mr. Walgreens."
Danny was a member of the United Automobile Workers Union Local 862 and the Milton Lions Club. He was honored as a Kentucky Colonel and was committed to being a blood donor, donating ten gallons over his lifetime. He was a longtime member of Mt. Byrd Christian Church, where he taught Sunday School for twenty-one years and served as a deacon. He had also recently been accepted to serve as an elder of the church. Over the years, he was a die-hard University of Kentucky Wildcat fan and he enjoyed coaching his children's sports teams, being a leader in the youth programs, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Mr. Henderson passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
His life will be cherished by his wife of 52 years, Arlene of Madison; his children: Tanisia Blackburn and her husband, Steven Trevor of Hinesville, Georgia, Julie Strouse and her husband, Cary of Madison, Toby Lyle Henderson and his wife, Jennifer of Walton, Kentucky, and Joseph Henderson and his wife, Jennifer of Annapolis, Maryland, his bonus daughter, Samantha Gray and her husband, Brandon of Madison; his brothers: Bill Henderson and his wife, Jewell of Bedford, Kentucky, and Darrell Henderson and his wife, Doris of Madison; his grandchildren: Julia (Edgar), Alexandra, Bradley, Ian, Andrew, Wesley, and Kinsley; his great grandchildren: Walker and anxiously awaiting the birth of Edrix; and his niece and nephew: Trent and Haley. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Reverend Aaron Snelling will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the Mt. Byrd Christian Church, 92 Peck Pike Road, Milton, Kentucky with interment to follow in Moffett Cemetery in Milton. Friends and family may call at the Lytle Welty Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, December 7, 2021, and at Mt. Byrd Christian Church from 9:00 AM until the time of the service on Wednesday.
The honor guards of the United States Army and the Major Samuel Woodfill Post #9 of the American Legion will conduct military honors.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Mt. Byrd Christian Church Building Fund. Contributions may be made at the Lytle Welty Funeral Home or below.
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