James L. Henson

Born: 06/07/1942 Passed:

James L. Henson, 77, of Paris, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, at home after a short battle with cancer. Born in Canton, Ohio, on June 7, 1942, to the late Leonard and Grace (Schreckengost) Henson.

He was business owner of General 30, for 40 years. Welder and fabricator by trade, he could fix anything or make anything you needed. No job was too hard for him. He was a truck driver, worked for RC Miller and Zeedrich, Kemphthorn Motors in a body shop, and worked at Natco brickyard in East Canton. He loved his dog Tex. They went everywhere together. He enjoyed motorcycle hill climbing, fishing, and motorcycle riding.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Julie (Slagle) Henson; cousins, Merle and Audrey Bowers, of Louisville, Pam and (Glenn) Palmer, and Cathy Bowers; several nieces and nephews and a special group of friends and relatives. He is preceded in death by parents Leonard and Grace Henson, brother Jerry Henson, and niece Theresa Henson.

Due to coronavirus, graveside services will be held at a later date. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com

Heritage Cremation Society




6 Tributes to James L. Henson

  1. Sandy & Monte Leath says:

    Julie, I will miss my friend. He was like the brother I never had. No matter what he was doing or how busy he was…he always had time to help a friend. He was very kind to my parents and was particularly helpful to my mom. He was a good man and I know you were, and always will be so proud that he was your husband. May he Rest In Peace, as he will never be forgotten in our hearts. Love to you, Sandy (Forester) and Monte Leath.

  2. Harry Blackburn says:

    Julie so sorry for your loss. Jim was one of a kind.

  3. Chris Cooper says:

    A good man, good friend, and a master fabricator. Jim was one of a kind who will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

  4. Kathy Pirolozzi says:

    Julie- I just wanted to extend my sympathy to you over the loss of Jim. I was so surprised to read this. He was funny to talk to and I loved his sarcastic answers to my questions. God bless and keep you.

  5. Bill & Mary Staib says:

    Julie, So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and the family. Jim helped Bill out more than once with projects around the farm! And when our daughter’s car needed towed-yikes! God bless you.

  6. Sharee Swank says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Julie. Jim was a wonderful man. He was a big part of my Dad’s life and a great friend to him back in the day. I’m sure there is a lot of “long time coming” BS going on with those two right about now! Please take care.

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