James Thomas “JT” Henderson

James Thomas (JT) Henderson, 83, of Simpsonville, SC, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2020. Born July 25, 1936, in the Fairview Community of Simpsonville, SC, he was the son of the late Franklin Guy Henderson and Marie (Cooley) Henderson.

He was a member of Simpsonville First Baptist Church and Men’s Bible Class. He was a 1954 graduate of Simpsonville High School. He was employed for over 50 years by Huntington & Guerry Electric Company. His work ethic, knowledge and friendliness earned him an admirable respect among his peers and customers alike.

He is survived by his wife, of 62 years, Patricia (Coker) Henderson; his children, Scot Henderson (Sandra) and Holly Edgeworth (John); his granddaughter, Ariel Edgeworth; his brother, William Henderson; and nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Franklin Guy Henderson, II.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the Simpsonville First Baptist Church Chapel, 3 Hedge Street, Simpsonville, SC, 29681. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm in the Chapel. Burial will follow in the Simpsonville Municipal Cemetery, Park Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29681.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Lung Association or to a charity of one’s choice.

Condolences to the family of James Thomas “JT” Henderson

  • Becky Cook
    9 months ago

    I wish to express my Sincere Sympathy to Patricia and family. Becky Cook

  • We are so sorry to learn of the death of Mr. James Henderson. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

  • Kirby Ballew
    9 months ago

    Patsy, Scott & Holly,
    We are sorry to hear of James passing.
    I have known James all my life.
    May God lay His hands on your family during this difficult time.
    Love to your family,
    Kirby and Thelma Ballew

  • Cheyrel Gosnell
    9 months ago

    Pat, so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • David McWhorter
    9 months ago

    My Memories of JT Henderson

    JT Henderson was one of the most competent and intelligent human beings I have ever known. I met him back in 1982 when I was working in the warehouse for Huntington and Guerry. I delivered materials to jobs at that time; JT was a foreman. It was obvious from the very first time I met him that he knew what he was doing. He was one of the best.

    When there were huge electrical blow-ups at plants, JT was the man they called. He knew the electrical business inside and out. He could see the whole picture, taking a devastating event and figuring out a strategy for repairing the problems. He was one of those foremen that a plant wanted to keep as long as possible. In those days, I dealt with him either over the phone or when he would come into the shop. He always showed me respect in any situation.

    But I really got to know JT after he retired. He would come into the shop and share stories of his early days at H&G when he worked in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. Many a time he would travel with me to job sites. He loved the road less traveled and would share his knowledge of the backroads with me. Along the way he would share more of his stories, wisdom, and advice from fifty plus years of service.

    Once we got to the plant, he would know just about everybody. He did not meet a stranger and was as friendly to the warehouse worker as he was to the electrician, as he was to the plant manager. This trait led to many friendships at plants all over the southeast. He told me that back in the day people would invite him into their homes for meals; they invited him on many hunting or fishing trips.

    The type of human being that was JT Henderson is very rare; they just don’t come along that often. He was a competent, confident, intelligent, caring, and trustworthy man. The world will not be the same. I will miss him.

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