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Les Henderson, Knifley, Adair County, KY (1926-2018)

He was Veteran, having served in the United States Navy. He was a land developer and entrepreneur for most of his adult life. He was named Business Man of the Year in Columbus, Ohio in 1965 and was in the Olympic Diving Hall of Fame and was of the Methodist Faith. He was born in White Plains, NY, the son of the late David and Anna Swan Henderson. He was the widower, first, of Betty Jane Young Hendersons, and later, Tammy Garnes Henderson.
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Leslie Richard "Les" Henderson, departed this life on Friday, March 30, 2018 at his home in the Knifley Community (Adair County). He was 91 years, 5 months and 17 days of age.

The funeral service for Les Henderson will be conducted Monday, April 2, 2018 at 2pmCT/3pmET in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, with cremation to follow the service. Bro. Steve Orr will be officiating. Visitation will be after 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, Monday at the funeral home.


Les Henderson, Knifley, KY (1926-2018)


Leslie Richard "Les" Henderson, the son of the late David and Anna Swan Henderson, was born Thursday, October 14, 1926 in White Plains, Westchester County, NY, and departed this life on Friday, March 30, 2018 at his home in the Knifley Community of Adair County, KY. He was 91 years, 5 months and 17 days of age.

He was Veteran, having served in the United States Navy. He was a land developer and entrepreneur for most of his adult life. He was named Business Man of the Year in Columbus, Ohio in 1965, and was in the Olympic Diving Hall of Fame and was of the Methodist Faith.

He united in marriage to Betty Jane Young who preceded him in death in 1995 he later united in marriage to Tammy Garnes, who also preceded him in death in 2018.

Survivors include:
  • Four children: Susan Aluise and companion Dennis Coomer of Russell County, KY; Bobbie Jo Henderson and partner, Brian Hooper of Columbus, Ohio; Michelle Kingdollar and husband Bill of Columbia, KY; and L.D. Henderson of Columbus, Ohio

  • Nine grandchildren: Jamie, Josh, Ashley, Amber, Jacob, Billy, Kimberly, Aaron and Lakette and husband Travis

  • Ten great-grandchildren

  • His furry friend: Friskie

  • And a host of other family and close friends
Send condolences to the family of Les Henderson

The L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY.


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