Nolan ‘Sonny’Henderson

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Nolan “Sonny” Henderson, 85, went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2013. Funeral services were held Friday, April 19, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Wright officiating. Interment was in the Mexia Cemetery. Sonny was born April 15, 1928, in Lost Prairie, to Carlie and Bessie Vest Henderson. He lived and worked in the Mexia area most of his life. Sonny married Juanita Morton on Feb. 1, 1946, in Groesbeck. He retired after combining 50 years of service as a warehouse supervisor from the Mexia Textile Mill and Hobbs Bonded Fibers. Sonny was devoted to his family and serving the Lord. Papaw, as he was also known, especially enjoyed spending time with his greatgrandson, J.D. He had a great sense of humor, outgoing personality, never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him. He was a longtime active member of the Northside Baptist Church in Mexia. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Esther Mae, Euna Faye and Clara Ann. Sonny is survived by his of wife of 67 years, Juanita Henderson, of Mexia: daughter Donna Quaca, of Mexia; Brian Keith Quaca, and wife Stephanie Lynn, of Old Union; great-grandson, J.D. Quaca, of Old Union; brothers Edsel Henderson and wife Dorothy, of Mexia, Troy Henderson and wife Myrtle, of Pasadena, and Ray Gene Henderson and wife Ruth, of Mexia; twin sister Novie Allen, of Pasadena, and sister Roma Dell Gilliam and husband Bobby Joe, of Robinson; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Mike Morton, Spike Morton, Tommy Morton, Tom Quaca, Jerry Allen, Jared Hardin and Kevin Morton. Honorary pallbearers were Jackie Morton, Jason Morton, Jeff Lummus, Clint Morton, Huey Henderson, Larry Henderson and the Northside Baptist Men’s Class. Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message.