Theodore “Ted” Henson Sr., of Big Pool, Maryland went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the afternoon of Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer.
He was born on March 27, 1942, in Clear Spring, Maryland. He was the son of the late Woodrow “Woody,” Sr. and Ruth Henson.
He attended Indian Springs School in Big Pool and Clear Spring High School in Clear Spring.
Ted is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 59 years, Patricia Ann (Mills) Henson of Big Pool; two sons, Theodore Jr. (Michelle), and Donnie (Dawn); a brother, Bud (Doris); 5 sisters, Janet Poffenberger, Donna McIntire (Charlie), Fannie Shinham (Dave), Virginia Yeakle (Ray), and Cindy Wilkinson (Mike); 10 grandchildren, Derek, Bethany (Sean), Kara (Joe), Evan (Julia), Ty, Tara (Patrick), Jordyn, Paige, Kenzie, and Kamille; 3 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Mildred, and Zachary, which he enjoyed spending time with. He had a special nickname for each of the grand and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, too many to mention.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Brenda Ann Henson; a granddaughter, Natasha Renee Henson; and a brother, Edward Henson.
Ted attended Believer’s Fellowship in Christ Church of Greencastle, where he served as a pastor, elder, and adult Sunday School teacher for 15 years. He previously attended Mt. Calvary Church of God (Clear Spring Church of God) in Clear Spring for 52 years. He served as a youth leader, Sunday School teacher, and board member.
He farmed for 40 years with Max Corwell of Clear Spring, Maryland. After retiring from farming, Ted was self-employed by doing lawn care, home repairs, furniture repairs, and woodworking for others in the community. He especially enjoyed helping the elderly. Ted enjoyed the outdoors, hunting deer and mushrooms, and cutting firewood. He delivered it to others for many years until he was no longer able to do so. Ted enjoyed working and spending time in his garage.
A visitation will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 from 1 to 3 pm and 6 to 8 pm at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring, MD. For the convenience of family and friends, you may visit the funeral home after noon.
Due to current COVID-19 regulations, facial coverings are required and social distancing will be practiced.
Private internment will be held at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life to honor his new address in Heaven will be held at a later date.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to Hospice of Washington County for their care and concern during his final days. The family would also like to thank Thompson Funeral Home for their services during this time.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfhinc.com.