Benny Henderson
January 30, 1952  -  July 10, 2018

Benny Henderson

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Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Friday, July 13, 2018
6:00-8:00 PM
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Funeral Service
Sunset Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Saturday, July 14, 2018
2:00 PM
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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Benny Henderson, age 66, of Odessa, TX, passed away on July 10, 2018 in Paint Rock, TX.

Benny was born January 30, 1952 to Johnny and Francis Henderson in Robert Lee, TX.

Benny was a hard-working man, and everyone that worked with him knew he took his work very serious and liked to gripe if it wasn’t done right! The oilfield was his life and he loved his career of over 40 years.

As all know, hunting and fishing were the times he enjoyed spending with family and friends, and he could never get enough of either one of these hobbies.

He was a caring husband to the love of his life, Debbie and he loved boot-scootin across the dance floors with her in his arms.

Pepaw (Benny), our Dad, may have been hard on us and a grouch at times, but we all knew he loved us with all his heart and would do anything for any of us. The lake life put a smile on his face and where he wanted to spend the rest of his life. He was granted that wish when he was called Home, two stepping through Heaven’s gate. Until we see you again, we will cherish our memories forever and miss you more than you will ever know.

Benny is preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Marshall Henderson, Sr. and Francis Lee Rabb; his brother, Otis Lynn Henderson and his beloved “Nonnie”, first grandbaby, Ronnie James Jeter.

He is survived by his wife that he was looking forward to sharing their 38th wedding anniversary on July 18th; four children, Leslie Richardson and her husband, Curtis Richardson, E.J. Grillo and his wife, Amanda Grillo, Benny Henderson, Jr. and his wife, Sharon Henderson, Shanna Lee Henderson; fourteen grandchildren that loved their Pepaw unconditionally to his very last day, and will never stop loving him; granddaughters, “his baby” Sommer Nicole Grillo, Brooklynn Houston, Abrianna Henderson, Kaycee and Kortnie Grillo and Chandra Ahrendt; grandsons, Benny Henderson III (Trey), Taylor Rollins, Cody Ralston, Josh Richardson and Seth and Justin Richardson and Kendon Mitchell.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Robert Bremerman officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign his guestbook at


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  1. Linda and Danny henry
    Odessa, TX

    May you Rest In Peace. We remember the Vfw bingo nights you and Deb were there. Been a long time. Your rejoicing now and having such a great time I know. God is good.

  2. Carolyn Kee
    York, SC

    You will never be forgotten. .Love you! Your "Sissy Carolyn!

  3. Larry Henderson
    Odessa, TX

    Uncle Benny, I'm so sorry I just couldn't do it I just couldn't be there I will always cherish all the good times we had together, you were one tough SOB. But thats what made you and everyone knew it. We ALL loved that about you, until next time ...
    I LOVE YOU and will miss you ..
    P.S. , I Promise im picking all the piss ants out of the pasture.

  4. Taylor rollins
    Sonora, KY

    Sorry i was not there. But i wanted to say i love you pepaw with all my heart. I didn't believe that you was gone but when they told me you was it broke my heart. I miss and love you pepaw. I will see you in heaven one day. I hope it's what you dreamed it would be.

  5. Lisa henderson.
    Corpus christi, TX

    So sorry for your loss of benny I believe I only met debbie and benny one time but heard many great things about both benny and debbie he was a great man and surely will be missed

  6. Sommer Hail
    Apple Valley, CA

    I have very fond memories of Benny, and Debbie Henderson... I grew up with this family as a wonderful addition to my childhood memories. Mr. Benny was always smiling and having fun with life, the lake life is what I remember.
    I remember wrecking a dirt bike into a fence, and Mr. Benny ran over and picked me up, checking on my well being. Nothing but loving memories!

    I PRAY for comfort for his family, whom most deserve the hand of our savior right now. His memory will live on in the hearts of others. Great man period!

  7. Tommy and Arlene Mayfield
    Carthage, TX

    So sorry for your loss,there is no words to fix your heart right now ! But you will be in our prayers , hold on to God and he will carry you when you can't stand no more ! Love you all !

  8. Tracey Adkins
    Carrington, ND

    Mr Benny you are man that touch so many peoples life. You were a great man that loved to have a good time. You believed in being tough, which isn't wrong in my book now that I'm a mother. You were always there when anyone needed you and Debbie. You and your life will be remembered by so many. I do miss you and know you were like a second father to me when we were teenagers driving you crazy. We will all be seeing you someday and we can reunite again. I love you Benny

  9. Brenda
    Odessa, TX

    Benny was one of my most favorite people in this life. I’ve been blessed to have known Debbie & Benny many years.
    Benny was truly a “man’s man” with old school beliefs and work ethic. Not many real men left in this world.
    I will forever miss his humor, quick wit, his truly tender heart, and even miss his “walking away” 🙌🏼😂🤣
    Benny had an air about him that when the time came you paid attention, but some of us knew it was mostly just Benny’s way. I’ve only seen a few relationships that openly showed the world true love, even in the rough spots. Debbie and Benny’s love for each other is what true love looks like.
    To know Benny was to love him. Benny would give the last penny he had, plus the shirt off his back for those he loved. He never met a stranger, and once you were in his circle ⭕️ there was no beginning or end. His love and respect for others never faltered and he always expressed his love to others.
    Benny, I will miss you, and love you always! Deb, I love you all to the moon and back, and even thru the tears and pain he’s still with us and making our days brighter.
    God Speed, Benny! We will be seeing you, when we get there. ❤️

  10. Baeza
    Odessa, TX

    I had the privilege of working for Benny for many years So sorry for your loss. EJ we will pray you and your family. Rest In peace Benny you will be missed.

  11. Virginia Silva
    Odessa, TX

    My heart goes out to Debbie & family. My most heartfelt condolences, prayers going out to you & family my sweet Debbie.

  12. Sharon Twomey
    Carthage, TX

    To the son of Mr. Henderson (Benny) I Just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and are so very sorry for the loss of your dad.

  13. Jim Bob Coots
    Midland, TX

    Debbie and EJ we are praying for you and all of your family. So sorry for your loss. Benny was always one of my favorite’s. We will miss him!
    God bless you all!

  14. Pinnergy Family (for son Benny)
    Carthage, TX

    Benny, sorry we all cannot be there with you during this difficult time. But do know that you are being lifted up and we are asking God to give you His peace and let you feel His presence!

  15. Beckye McKelvy
    Granbury, TX

    I am so very sorry for your loss---I will be praying for your family so please reach out if you need me?

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