Bill was a graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia,
and a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. A WWII Navy
veteran, he served in both Atlantic and Pacific Theaters,
He was the Editor of The Record, Rocket, Booster, and
the De Soto Republic and Press, Jefferson County''s first
purchasing agent, and Hillsboro City''s first Municipal
Judge. Bill was a past member of Hillsboro City Council,
Past board member and President of the Hillsboro R-3
School District Board of Education, known as the "Voice
of the Hawks", Hillsboro Food Pantry Board
member/Volunteer,former Secretary of the Hillsboro Fire
Protection District Board of Directors, lifetime member of
the B.P.O.E Elks, #689 De Soto and editor of Elks State
publication. Charter member of Hillsboro Rotary club,
member of the Hillsboro Civic Club, organized and
coached Little League in Hillsboro and worked at the
district level, liaison to the National Election News
Service, Jefferson Memorial Hospital Volunteer, Elder of
the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church Greater Hillsboro
Chamber of Commerce "Citizen of the Year" and
recipient of the Jeffersonian Award.
Wife-Patricia J. "Pat" Henderson (nee Evans) of Hillsboro Missouri whom he married on September 8, 1951 in Brentwood Mo. also daughters Susangela "Susie" (husband Joe) Thurman of Arnold Mo and Elizabeth "Betsy" Henderson of Toledo OR, son- William A. "Squeak" Henderson Jr. of Dallas TX, granddaughters-Tricia Douglas of St. Louis Mo, Laura Thurman of Arnold Mo, Maggie Larimer of Carmel CA. grandsons- Jeff Thurman of Arnold Mo. and Jeremiah Henderson of Galveston TX. Also a brother Donald Henderson and sister Dorothy Prather both of Overland Park KS.
Preceded in death by,
Parents Laurence and Pauline Henderson (nee Balluf) and a brother Bobby Henderson.