In Memory of Robyn Phillip Henderson May 20, 1920-September 14, 2000

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. 

Survived By:

Beloved Wife

Bernice Henderson

Beloved Sons

Robyn (Bob) Henderson , Jr. of Snellville, Ga

Ray Henderson of Douglasville, Ga

Glenn Henderson of Dahlonga, Ga

Beloved Daughter

Vicki Herrin of  Ft Lauderdale, Fl

Beloved Grandchildren:

Cindy Braun of Loganville

Robyn Henderson III of Snellville

Christina Young, John Young of Ft Lauderdale

Lindsay Henderson, Kellyn Henderson of Douglasville

Great Grandchild:

Jared Braun of Loganville


Ginny Henderson of Snellville


David Herrin of Ft Lauderdale


Florence Graves

Velma Stonecypher


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.