Kelly Gene Henson
Memorial Services for Kelly Gene Henson were held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague with Bro. Paul Gauntt officiating.
A private interment of Mr. Henson’s cremains will be held at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Visitation was held on Friday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Kelly Gene Henson passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, at Hospice of East Texas Homeplace in Tyler.
He was born in Mexia on Nov. 7, 1956, but lived in Teague all of his life.
Kelly graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1975.
He worked for Leon’s Garage while in high school and later worked for Fred Owen’s Construction.
Kelly had several jobs and helped many people in their occupations for many years including driving for the Whitaker’s, assisting Dr. Allen Hicks at his Veterinarian Clinic, and working for Robert Harris at his auto parts store.
His primary vocations were working for the Railroad until 1986 and Northwestern Mine until 2004. Kelly made many lifelong friends at every stop.
He enjoyed being around people and visiting. Kelly enjoyed hunting, fishing, classic cars and motorcycles, and he felt very special about being left-handed.
He was known by some as “Sandman” or “Killer.” Kelly was a great dad, number one fan of all his kids’ activities, and a best friend.
He is survived by his wife, Caye Henson; two daughters, Leah Henson Johnson and husband Justin, Jessica Henson Risken and husband Hunter; two sons, Drew Henson all of Teague, and one son, Devon Henson of Oklahoma; two stepsons, Will Nichols of Axtell and Jon Stoltenberg and wife Courtney of Victoria; seven grandchildren, Korree Risken, Jayden Yorgensen, Collin Johnson, Creed Risken, Lennox Risken, Denali Henson, and Charlie Stoltenberg; one brother, David Henson and wife Debbie of Rockwall; his mother-in-law, Sue Moseley Bennett of Teague; other relatives and many friends.
Mr. Henson was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Janelle Henson and one brother, Dick Henson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the church of your choice or to Hospice of East Texas Homeplace, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701.