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Marvin ‘Carter’ Henson

Marvin ‘Carter’ Henson, son of the late Oman Franklin Henson and Elsie Gray (Carty) Henson, was born in Black, Missouri, on September 3, 1933. He departed this life at his residence in Black, Missouri, on July 5, 2022, at the age of 88.


On June 10, 1967, in the Webb Community of Black, Missouri, Carter was united in marriage to Lily “Joan” (Dunn) Henson. Carter was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the Pleasant Union United Baptist Church in Black, Missouri. Carter enjoyed hunting, fishing, making a garden, bush hogging, swimming, riding side by sides and four-wheelers, watching St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball, Gunsmoke and other westerns, but especially spending time with his grandchildren.


Carter was preceded in death by his parents, and five brothers, Gene Henson, Larry Henson, Ansel Henson, Troy Henson and infant Norman Henson.


Carter is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Joan Henson of Black, Missouri, two daughters, Sheila Wolk and husband Jeffrey of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and Rachel Webb and husband David of Centerville, Missouri, one brother, Harold Henson of Centerville, Missouri, two sisters, Norma Henson of Black, Missouri, and Thelma Black of Farmington, Missouri, 6 grandchildren, Whitney (John) Maddux, Zachary (Tiffany) Davault, Waylon (Allison) Davault, Josh Webb, Carson Webb and Lily Webb, 2 step-grandchildren, Rhea (Joe) Becsnell and Andrea Elliot, 6 great-grandchildren, Jackson, Quinton, Lynnea, Huxley, Danielle and Charlie, and 6 step-great-grandchildren, Ava, Aden, Molly, Nyah, Claire and Janie. Carter will be deeply missed by a host of relatives and many friends who will mourn his passing.



Visitation: Thursday, July 7, 2022, 11AM-1PM at McSpadden Funeral Home, Lesterville, Missouri

Funeral to follow at 1PM

Minister: Pastor Greg Freeman assisted by Elder Denny Mathes

Burial: Carty Cemetery

In Lieu of Flowers: Donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Serenity Hospice

Arrangements by McSpadden Funeral Home, Lesterville, Missouri


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