In memory of
Milton Arnold "Joe" Henderson
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In memory of
Milton Arnold "Joe" Henderson
Milton Arnold "Joe" Henderson Nashville - Milton Arnold "Joe" Henderson of Nashville, TN entered into Heaven 4-13-2021 at the age of 98. Joe was an honor graduate of both Howe Military Academy, Howe, IN and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He served in the U. S. Army in WWII as Second Lieutenant, and in the Air Force in the Korean War as a Captain. He was the sales manager of Coca Cola Bottling Company in Macon, GA and was offered to be the General Manager of two other plants before accepting an offer to work as a U. S. Field Representative for The Gideons International in 1954. Two years later, he became the Executive Director of The Gideons and held that position for 31 years. In January 1964, he oversaw relocating The Gideons headquarters from Chicago, IL to Nashville, TN. In 1987, he retired and was appointed Executive Director Emeritus. He continued taking international assignments until 2010. In 1995, his book, Sowers of The Word, a 95-year history of The Gideons was published. He was a long-standing member of The Donelson Fellowship, and before that The Woodmont Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and taught a Sunday school class for many years. Joe is survived by his wife, Betty, and two sons: George and Philip (Mary Ann) Henderson. His daughter, Linda Edwards preceded him in death in 2009. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Lisa Henning, Bryan Edwards, Katherine Anderson, and Tyler Henderson; 4 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild; 3 step-children: Jim and Ed Harnage and Julie Byrd. Viewing will be at 2:00 PM on April 16, 2021 at the Donelson Fellowship and funeral services will also be held there the same day at 3:00 PM with a private graveside at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville following the service.
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Mount Olivet Funeral Home | Nashville Cemetery
1101 LEBANON PIKE
Nashville, TN 37210
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In memory of
Milton Arnold "Joe" Henderson
Milton Arnold "Joe" Henderson Nashville - Milton Arnold "Joe" Henderson of Nashville, TN entered into Heaven 4-13-2021 at the age of 98. Joe was an honor graduate of both Howe Military Academy, Howe, IN and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He served in the U. S. Army in WWII as Second Lieutenant, and in the Air Force in the Korean War as a Captain. He was the sales manager of Coca Cola Bottling Company in Macon, GA and was offered to be the General Manager of two other plants before accepting an offer to work as a U. S. Field Representative for The Gideons International in 1954. Two years later, he became the Executive Director of The Gideons and held that position for 31 years. In January 1964, he oversaw relocating The Gideons headquarters from Chicago, IL to Nashville, TN. In 1987, he retired and was appointed Executive Director Emeritus. He continued taking international assignments until 2010. In 1995, his book, Sowers of The Word, a 95-year history of The Gideons was published. He was a long-standing member of The Donelson Fellowship, and before that The Woodmont Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and taught a Sunday school class for many years. Joe is survived by his wife, Betty, and two sons: George and Philip (Mary Ann) Henderson. His daughter, Linda Edwards preceded him in death in 2009. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Lisa Henning, Bryan Edwards, Katherine Anderson, and Tyler Henderson; 4 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild; 3 step-children: Jim and Ed Harnage and Julie Byrd. Viewing will be at 2:00 PM on April 16, 2021 at the Donelson Fellowship and funeral services will also be held there the same day at 3:00 PM with a private graveside at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville following the service.
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Services Provided By
Mount Olivet Funeral Home | Nashville Cemetery
1101 LEBANON PIKE
Nashville, TN 37210
Past Services ╲╱
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