HENDERSON, JR (VETERAN 2 WARS), BRUCE CHANDLER "CHAPPIE" - Baxter County, Arkansas | BRUCE CHANDLER "CHAPPIE" HENDERSON, JR (VETERAN 2 WARS) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Bruce Chandler "Chappie" HENDERSON, JR (VETERAN 2 WARS)

Henderson Family Cemetery
Baxter County,
Arkansas

LIEUTENANT US Navy
Korea
Vietnam
October 10, 1932-June 26, 2004

Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, Arkansas
Publication Date: 07/14/04

Bruce Chandler Henderson Jr. a.k.a. 'Chappie' Philpott, 71

Born on October 10, 1932, in Manhattan, New York, the only child of Bruce Chandler "Chick" Henderson and Ann Louise Barstow. He was raised on the south side of Chicago and graduated from Chicago Vocational School in 1950. He enlisted in the Navy and retired as a lieutenant in 1970. During his military career, he completed three tours of duty in the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Valley Forge and three tours of duty in the Vietnam Conflict aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard and the USS Hancock, serving as weapons officer for the VF-211 fighter squadron. As a civilian, he was an electronic engineer as well as an accomplished photographer.

After his Navy retirement, he became owner and operator of Columbia School of Broadcasting in Indianapolis, Indiana, and for 18 years successfully trained many of today's radio personalities. For a time, he also was number one disk jockey for WFMS Country Music Station in Indianapolis. He also owned and operated CCCI Productions, through which he recorded several Indiana musicians, including the late John Henry Ryder. In 1992, he retired to Henderson, Arkansas, and settled on land once owned by his father in the 1940s. Since its inception, he faithfully served as vice-chairman for Baxter County Waterworks Facilities Board and recently was elected as chairman. During his third retirement, he was aspiring to become a heavy equipment operator and land developer. Heaven and earth can be moved, but time cannot always be bought.

An informal gathering and remembrance will be on Monday, July 19, 2004, at Baxter County Funeral Home and Cremation Society from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for family and friends. No memorial or funeral service will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations and contributions may be made in Bruce's memory to Seasons Hospice, 5650 Weatherhill Road SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902.

He was preceded in death by his parents, both of whom are buried in Mountain Home, Arkansas; Jack and Gertrude Philpott; his Aunt Ann Henderson and Uncle Richard "Dick" Barstow, among others.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, and her family, including numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, which all accepted him as one of them; his son, Bruce Chandler Henderson III "Trace" and his friend, Katie, of Indiana; two adopted children, Daniel Henderson and wife, Bonnie, of Colorado and Christina Johnson and husband, Keith, of California; two stepsons, Sean Waiss and wife, Stephanie, of Illinois and Stefan Waiss and wife, Rhoda, of Indiana; one stepdaughter, Sabrina Waiss and husband, Mehran Rashidfarokhy, of Virginia; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He also is survived by several cousins, nephews and nieces of the Henderson and Barstow families. He passed away on June 26, 2004, in Rochester, Minnesota.

Contributed on 6/20/09 by maxparnell
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Submitted: 6/20/09 • Approved: 2/7/11 • Last Updated: 1/18/13 • R206374-G0-S3

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