Charles M. Henson
unknown - December 5, 2011
Charles “Chuck” M. Henson, 71, of Syracuse, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in his sleep at Iroquois Nursing Home after fighting cancer for three years. Chuck grew up in Mattydale and resided in Syracuse for the past 21 years. He was the son of the late Herbert M. and Marion E. (Armstrong) Henson.
Chuck was a 1959 graduate of North Syracuse High School and served in the Army National Guard during the early 1960s. He retired in 2004 after 40 years as a plumber and steamfitter for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local #267 in Syracuse. Chuck worked on numerous sites in Syracuse including many building at Syracuse University and at OCRRA’s Rock Cut Road plant. Since then he worked at Business Cards Tomorrow (BCT) for three years. Chuck also had worked as a short order cook in the past and continued to do so often for his family and friends. He enjoyed bow hunting, fishing, carpentry and camping with his family. He also enjoyed traveling throughout the US and Canada to see family and friends. Chuck was a friend of Bill W.’s for over 30 years and a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. He had also served as the head usher at Lafayette Ave United Methodist Church.
Charles is survived by his wife of 21 years, the former Helen (Bunch); three children: Kim (Mark) Byrne of Ashburn, VA, Chuckie Henson of Syracuse, and Randy (Erica) Henson of Camillus; a step-daughter, Teresa Kessler Carmon of Syracuse; two sisters: Dorothy (Jack) Murphy of Wesley, AR, and Mary (John) Laris of Mattydale; his seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours: 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, from at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Road, Mattydale. Services Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church followed by burial in Onondaga Valley Cemetery, Syracuse. Contributions in Chuck’s memory may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 2200 Valley Drive, Syracuse NY 13207. For more information, photos or to sign the guest book, please visit kruegerfh.com.