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James LeRoy Henderson, Sr.

James LeRoy Henderson, Sr. "PaPa" born March 25, 1942 to Gertrude "Homer" Henderson formally of South Yarmouth, Massachusetts passed away at his home in Lake Helen, Florida surrounded by his family.  


Jim was dedicated to serving the town of Yarmouth on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Starting out as a police officer, elected to the head of the Parks and Recreation division ultimately becoming the assistant Highway Superintendent where he served 32 years retiring in 2007.


Jim was an avid muscle car enthusiast and onetime President of Cape Cod Classics Car Club.  


Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years 'Sugar' Gloriann Straughn Henderson, along with their six children James LeRoy Henderson, Jr., John Oscar Henderson, Jerry Dean Henderson, Jason Donald Henderson, Jessica M. Henderson, and Jennell G. Henderson all of Florida and their 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister Loretta 'Homer' Conklin of West Yarmouth and her husband Donald as well as many nieces and nephews.  He will be missed by many, his memory will forever live on.


In Lieu of Flowers, a donation may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.