Carroll Henson


Carroll N. Henson, 83, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday afternoon, July 9, 2019.

A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was the son of the late James Lee and Gladys Shuler Henson. A lifelong member of the church he loved, Buff Creek Baptist Church, he had retired from Dayco Corp. and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a nature lover and an animal lover and was an avid fisherman. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he never met a stranger!

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Clark; and his niece, Donna.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Hughes Henson; daughter, Tammera Stewart of Sylva; granddaughter, Cassie Stewart of Sylva; great-granddaughter, Serenity Cooper; and his constant companion, Luna. Numerous cousins also survive.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2019, in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Rev. Kent Loudermilk officiating.

The family received friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jackson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 298, Sylva, NC 28779.

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Appalachian Funeral Services served the family.