Larry Henderson, 71, of Eubank, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2023, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Jean Waddle Care Center.
He was born October 31, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio; son of the late Edwin & Alvena (Wells) Henderson. He was a member of the Beacon Hill Baptist Church, at which he was also a Deacon. Larry loved traveling, going on cruises, and spent a lot of the time working. He was the owner of L-Tech Enterprises.
Larry was a United States Army Veteran. As a member of the VIP Unit in Ft. Knox, he attended two Presidential inaugurations as security; protected Presidential candidates all over the US; and responded to chemical and explosive threats. While in Germany, he served in 52 countries protecting US Government officials traveling in foreign countries. Stationed in Maryland, his unit worked at the White House during the term of President Jimmy Carter. After discharge he returned to Somerset, joined the 100th Army Reserve Unit, worked five years as State Fire Marshall, then joined the Kentucky State Police, where he started the Hazardous Devices Unit (Bomb Squad), in which he served as Commander. During Desert Storm his unit was activated to Fort Knox. He served in the Lexington Headquarters with the rank of major. He was voted Officer of the Year from Kentucky in 1994, and placed second nationally in 1995. He is the grandson of WWI veteran, Edgar Henderson.
He is survived by his wife, Eula (Stout) Henderson; a son, Jason Henderson of Richmond; a daughter, Jaci & (Reece) Turner of Eubank; a brother, Dale & (Shirley) Henderson; a sister, Beverly & (Sam) Morgan; a brother-in-law, Raymond Hranicky; six grandchildren, Grayson Turner, Charlie Turner; Riley Turner; Jackson Turner, Blake Henderson, and "Miss" Molly Henderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, colleagues, friends, and family.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Brenda Hranicky.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, January 13, 2023, at the Beacon Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Sam Crawford officiating.
Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post # 38.
Burial will be in Mill Springs National Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 9:00 PM Thursday, January 12, 2023, at the Beacon Hill Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to God's Food Pantry.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com