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Nathan W Henderson

September 20, 1953 ~ January 24, 2019 (age 65)

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Nathan Wright Henderson, 65, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 1:12 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2019, at his home.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Waters Funeral Home of Vandalia, MO.

A memorial service celebrating Nathan’s life will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019, with full military honors following the service at the Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.  Pastor Jamie Franke will officiate.

Visitation will be held 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the Waters Funeral Home.

Nathan was born on September 20, 1953, in Jacksonville, IL the son of Nathan F. and Eva (Tipsword) Henderson. 

Upon graduating high school Nathan proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  Professionally Nathan worked as an operator for ASARCO Metal Refinery.

During his free time Nathan enjoyed collecting military memorabilia, watching and reading military history, listening to music especially the sounds of Johnny Cash and playing the guitar.
Mr. Henderson was a Christian by faith.

Survivors include his sons, Michael Henderson, Jeremiah Henderson and Jessie Henderson; daughters, Melissa Daniel (Wade), Danielle Henderson and Tara Edmiston; brothers, Harvey McGlasson and Joe McGlasson; sisters, Martha Bangert, Dottie Harrell, and Gladys Thias; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Henderson was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses, in care of the Waters Funeral Home 500 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 84 Vandalia, MO  63382.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Nathan’s memorial page at

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January 30, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Waters Funeral Home
500 S. Main Street
Vandalia, MO 63382

Memorial Service
January 30, 2019

2:00 PM
Waters Funeral Home
500 S. Main Street
Vandalia, MO 63382

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