The brief telegram merely stated that Larry, driver of an army truck, had been electrocuted as he alighted from his vehicle.
The bereaved family is extended deepest sympathy by the entire community.
Larry was born in Shelby on Nov. 13, 1936. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 1, 1954, and after completing basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., he was assigned to duty in Newfoundland, leaving her in September, 1954. He served with battery D., 62nd Armored F.A. Bn. of the 6th Armored Division.
Surviving with his parents are a sister and brother, Mrs. Leroy Ellis and Kenny; also his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Carlson of Lake Dalecarlia, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Henson of Rural Route 2, Valparaiso, beside a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but upon arrival, his body will lie in state at the Eskridge Funeral Home where military memorial services will be conducted. Rev. E.L. Worley will be the officiating minister and interment will be made in the Orchard Grove cemetery.
The town council voted unanimously to name the highway in memory of the young soldier who helped build the road.
Larry, an Army truck driver, was electrocuted last September as he alighted from his vehicle. His battalion collected money for flowers and a memorial communion table and chairs which recently were placed in his home parish, the Shelby Church of Christ.
Larry's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edmyre L. Henson, received pictures and a portion of the ribbon used in the ribbon-cutting ceremonies marking the official opening of the "Larry D. Henson Memorial Highway."
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