Roger Allen Henderson

March 9, 1946 - December 7, 2020
Roger Allen Henderson


Roger Allen Henderson, age 74 of Wilmington passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020.

Roger was born in Duplin County, NC on March 9, 1946 to Roland Claude Henderson and Lucille Padgett Henderson.

Roger was a graduate of East Duplin High School where he was voted “Most Popular Boy” of his Senior Class. After graduation he joined the NC National Guard and had a 30 year career with the Wilmington Police Department retiring with the rank of Sgt. Roger was a big Carolina Tarheel Basket Ball fan, enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing, boating, NASCAR, and was a talented Shag Dancer.

Roger is survived by his wife and best friend of more than 30 years, Anne Setters Henderson; son, Christopher Allen Henderson; daughter, Jana Leigh Weeks (Tim); brother, R.C. Henderson (Brenda); and sister, Lynda Henderson Brown; grandchildren, Chandler Dalton Henderson, Jordan McKenzie Morris, and Ethan Charles Weeks; mother-in-law, Yvonne O’Connor; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Karen Henderson Smith.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held for immediate family and close friends 3 pm Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel led by Certified Life Celebrant Linda Register. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, mask and social distancing will be required.

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  • December 09, 2020
    Edith Sholar English says:
    Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  • December 13, 2020
    Annette Fountain Brown says:
    Roger was my classmate from grammar school through high school. A dear friend and classmate. Know he will be missed so much by family and friends.

  • December 12, 2020
    Gordon Hobbs says:
    RIP old friend. I will always cherish the memories of deer hunting with you at the cabin. You could sure make some good fried chicken.

  • December 10, 2020
    PHYLLIS Strickland lit a candle:
    Lit since December 10, 2020 at 12:45:30 PM

  • December 10, 2020
    Jennifer Wright says:
    Anne- I am so sorry to hear about Roger. I will never forget you asking me if you should go on a date with him & I said YES. He was a good man. My mother, Maxine Wright, thought a lot of him & so did I. You are in my prayers Anne & I love you dearly.