Thomas Lee Henderson

Thomas Lee Henderson

Fort Worth, Texas - Thomas Lee Henderson, 78, passed away and went to his Heavenly home Thursday, June 24, 2021. He was born on March 24, 1943.

Funeral services will be at noon Friday, July 2, at Greenwood Funeral Homes-Greenwood Chapel. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, today, at Greenwood. 

Memorials can be made to Scofield Ministries, 120 CR 3222, Clifton, Texas, Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth or Unbound North Texas. 

He grew up in Southern Illinois and played football at Southern Illinois University after being chosen as an All-American in high school. He also was selected to play football for the Calgary Stampeders. He served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve. 

Tom served as a police officer for much of his working career, starting in Washington, D.C., and finishing up his career as a crime scene investigator and chaplain in North Richland Hills, Texas. 

He completed his Ph.D. at Louisiana Baptist University. He was an ordained minister in the Baptist church and later in the Evangelical Free church, serving as Pastor at New Beginnings Church in Quincy, Illinois, for 14 years. 

He loved his family, friends and football. He competed in national powerlifting competitions and owned a gym, Fort Worth Health Club, in the 1980s. His faith was a central part of his life and enjoyed sharing Christ with others, and was a member of Christ Chapel Bible Church. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by two brothers, Joe and Bill Henderson. 

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Ann House Henderson; daughters Lauren Henderson Terry (Peter), Shannon Lee Becerra (Frank) and Kimberly Sue Niles (Kip); a brother, Bob Henderson and wife, Jackie; seven nieces and nephews, along with their children; four grandchildren, Bradley and Travis Niles and Kelsie and Haley Becerra; and three great-grandchildren.

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