Everett Henshaw, Jr., 82, of Carterville, formerly of Marion, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 4:15 pm at Heartland Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.
“Junior” was born May 15, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Everett, Sr. & Edith (Hogue) Henshaw. He married Connie Fetters on July 29, 1983 in Marion and together they have shared over 33 years of marriage.
“Junior” served in the US Army, working in the White House Secret Service under President Dwight D. Eisenhauer from 1958 – 1960. He returned home joining his father in the family trucking business, Henshaw Wholesale Lumber and Grain, later becoming owner/operator. He retired as an over the road truck driver in 2010.
He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Marion.
In addition to his wife, Connie he is survived by his;
Sue Frey Strothmann and husband Gary of Carterville
Joyce Cato of Marion
Kip Mandrell and wife Eva of Grayslake
Nikki Meracle of Florrisant, Missouri
Alexandria Frey of Carterville
Daniel Frey of Carterville
Stacy Cato of Marion
Nicki Holmes (Toby) of Kingsland, Georgia
Jessica Mandrell of Steelville
Errol Mandrell of Seattle, Washington
Chelsey Meracle of Fenton, Missouri
Blake Meracle of Florrisant, Missouri
Bryce Meracle of West Frankfort
Zachary Maxwell of Belfair, Washington
Alexa Maxwell of Grayslake
Walter Nieds, IV of Carterville
Tobias Phinney of Marion
River & Brooks Holmes of Kingsland, Georgia
Sister – Mary Sue Childers of Marion
Brother-in-law – Dean Rose of Marion
Sister-in-law – Arna White of Marion
Sister-in-law – Sandy Tobin and husband Ron of Plankinton, South Dakota
Brother-in-law – Kevin Fetters and wife Leigh Ann of Rosebud
Several nieces, nephews and cousins
Preceded by his Parents, grandson – Jacob Vaughn Cato, sister – Priscilla Presley, sister – Betty Rose.
Graveside services will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Rose Hill Cemetery with Dr. Bob Wagner officiating. Military rites will be presented by members of the V.F.W. Post #1301, American Legion Post #147 and National Guard Detail Unit. Followed by a Celebration of Life memorial service at 2 pm at Celebrations Event Center, 1305 Crane Drive in Marion (formerly the Marion Golf Course and Clubhouse). Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.
For those who prefer memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.