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Hugh Francis Henderson
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Hugh Francis Henderson, 97, of Oak Ridge, and formerly of Sevier County, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living.
He was born and raised in Sevier County on the family farm.
He graduated from Sevier County High School and attended Tennessee Wesleyan College until he was called into the service. He joined the US Navy. After the war was over he came home and went back to school at U. T.
He married Ruth Conner in 1950 and two years later, he started a new job with Martin Marietta Energy Systems at the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge. They moved from Sevierville to Oak Ridge where he retired after 32 years.
Hugh took up golf, which he dearly loved, and played until he was 92. He loved taking his children and later his grandchildren with him.
He was a member of the American Legion, the Masonic Lodge and Robertsville Baptist Church.
Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Asa Marshall Henderson and two brothers, John and Connie Henderson.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth Conner Henderson of Oak Ridge; 3 sons, Rick (Pamela) Henderson of Boynton Beach, FL, David Hugh (Rachael) Henderson of Hollister, CA and Steven (Jeanne) Henderson of Cumming, GA; daughter, Jeanie (Dr. Larry) Brakebill of Knoxville; 8 grandchildren, Keith Brakebill, Christopher Brakebill, Brian Brakebill, Erin Pate, Phillip Henderson, David Henderson Jr., Tonya Sepulveda and Kimberly Gutierrez and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Brookdale Senior Living and Caris Health Care for their good care of Hugh.
Family and friends will gather for a graveside service on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11 am at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Pastor Brian Scott will officiate. Military honors will be provided by the US Navy.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Robertsville Baptist Church, 251 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 or to Caris Health Care, 10651 Coward Mill Road, Suite B, Knoxville, TN 37931. Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements. An online guest book can be signed at

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11:00 AM
Oak Ridge Memorial Park

1501 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Meet at the cemetery in the Garden of the Last Supper.

Memorial Contribution

Robertsville Baptist Church

Caris Health Care of Lenoir City

501 Adesa Blvd
Lenoir City, TN 37771

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