Robert Claude (R.C.) Henderson, 78, of Wilmington, NC, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
R.C. was born in Duplin County, NC, on March 6, 1943, to the late Roland Claude Henderson and Lucille Padgett Henderson. He was preceded in death by his brother Roger Henderson.
R.C. was a graduate of Chinquapin High School. After his graduation, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany. R.C. retired from the Wilmington Police Department after 30 years of service at the rank of Lieutenant. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing cards, and collecting old tools.
He is survived by his wife and stepson of 11 years, three children, Cheryl Henderson Meitrodt (Lee), Jennifer Henderson and Stewart Henderson; two grandchildren, Jillian and Laurel; and sister Lynda Henderson Brown; along with many nieces and nephews and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the Wilmington Police Recreation Association c/o Billy Young, 615 Bess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, or New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation at nhrmc.org.
A memorial visitation and gathering will be 6-8 PM Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.
The family requests that all guests wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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