In Memory of Robyn Phillip Henderson
May 20, 1920-September 14, 2000
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Robyn P. Henderson
May 30, 1920-September 14, 2000
Robyn Phillip Henderson was born May 30, 1920 in Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in Ipswich, adopted by the family of John Wesley Henderson. Graduating from high school, he survived the Great Depression and he joined the Army in 1939. He served in the Panama Canal Zone as a crewman on a disappearing artillery gun when Pearl Harbor was attacked.
In 1944 he met Bernice Lilly Livingston of Soperton, Georgia at Ft. Stewart. They were married and moved to Ft. Benning where he received Airborne training. In 1945 he was back in artillery at Ft. Bliss, Texas.
During the Korean War, his unit was assigned to the infamous Koto-Ri prison, at the time the North Korean prisoners attempted a mass escape.
After retiring from the service, Mr. Henderson worked for seven years in the post office in Columbus, Georgia. In the late 1960's, he served in the Army once more at Ft. Benning, Ft. Bliss, and in Germany. He finally retired with 33 years of service.
Family members affectionately referred to Mr. Henderson as "Opa", meaning grandfather in German.
He was married to wife, Bernice, for 56 years, residing in Columbus, Georgia since 1970.
Robyn (Bob) Henderson , Jr. of Snellville, Ga
Ray Henderson of Douglasville, Ga
Glenn Henderson of Dahlonga, Ga
Vicki Herrin of Ft Lauderdale, Fl
Cindy Braun of Loganville
Robyn Henderson III of Snellville
Christina Young, John Young of Ft Lauderdale
Lindsay Henderson, Kellyn Henderson of Douglasville
Jared Braun of Loganville
Ginny Henderson of Snellville
David Herrin of Ft Lauderdale
Many nieces and nephews.
Chapel services will be held 11:00 am, Monday, September 18, 2000 at Benning Hills Baptist Church. Internment will follow at Fort Benning Main Post Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia.
Opa's 80th birthday party.