James Edward Henderson Jr., 90, formerly of Statesville, N.C., died Friday, December 20, 2019, at Autumn Care in Cornelius, N.C. Born July 29, 1929 in Eton, Ga., he was a son of the late James E. Henderson Sr. and Sara Edwards Henderson.

Mr. Henderson was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church and co-owner of Mid State Electric and Industrial Leasing company. In 2009 he was presented with the Order Of The Long Leaf Pine on his 80th birthday. He was president of the Civitan Club in 1976 and 1977 and was honored for 25 years of service to Civitan in February of 1994. He also served in the United State Marine Corps.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Lamb.

On June 29, 1952, he married the former Rebecca Peeler, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Edward Henderson; daughters, Amy Hayes, Judy Abernathy (Carl Michael) and Maria Lewis (Mark); and a sister, Jo Grubb (Robert). Also surviving are four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church with Pastor Ernie Sheldon officiating. The family will greet friends in the church parlor for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Whittenburg Lutheran Cemetery in Granite Quarry with the presentation of military rites.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.nicholsonfunerals.com. The family requests that no flowers be sent, rather that memorials be given to St. Johns Lutheran Church, 740 N. Center Street, Statesville, N.C. 28677.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.