Marvin Leroy Henderson, age 70, resident of 2 North Little, Fort Scott, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at his home following a lengthy cancer illness.
He was born Aug. 18, 1940, in Mapleton, Kan., the son of Edward Henderson and Laura Adams Henderson Dizmang.
Marvin married Lois Rose on Oct. 4, 1958, in Fort Scott.
He worked as a diesel mechanic for 14 years at B & D Motors.
Marvin retired from the City of Fort Scott street department in 2002.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He loved working on cars and outdoors yard work.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Lois Henderson; a son, Lyle D. Henderson, Fort Scott; and a daughter Valorie Leblanc and husband Pierre, Fort Scott.
Also surviving is a brother, Grover Henderson, The Villages, Fla.; three grandchildren, LCpl Lyle C. T. Henderson, U. S. Marines, Alexanderia Henderson, Chanute; and Austin Jefferis, Fort Scott; two step-grandsons of Canada; Pierre-Luc Leblanc and Jean-Francois Leblanc; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn Tanner, Gas, Kan.; and Genevieve Rose, Wichita, Kan.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Kenneth Henderson; brother, Jim Henderson and a sister, Betty Eisenbrandt.
Chaplain Wayne Mason will conduct graveside services at 9 a.m. Friday in the U.S. National Cemetery.
Military Honors will be conducted by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 V.F.W.
Memorials are suggested to either the Fort Scott Skate Park Fund or Harry Hynes Hospice and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.