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Waters Funeral Home
Wednesday January 30th, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Memorial Service

Waters Funeral Home
Wednesday January 30th, 2019

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Nathan W Henderson

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 www.watersfuneral.com

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Thank you! We appreciate your words of comfort. If you have any stories you would like to share with me about my Dad, I would love to hear them. If so leave your number with the funeral home.

Thanks, Melissa (daughter)

Melissa Daniel Feb 3 2019 12:00 AM

I am so glad you had the opp to talk with my dad & see his kind hearted spirit! He did have many struggles, most of which people were unaware. Thank you for your kind comforting words. God bless!


Melissa Daniel Feb 3 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. May beautiful memories that you shared always be precious moments. May the God of all comfort give you the peace that surpasses all understanding during this difficult time.(Philippians 4: 6-7)

SMouton Jan 30 2019 12:00 AM

I had the opportunity to sit and talk with Nathan many times as few years back. He was always polite and seemed to be genuinely good-hearted despite his struggles. He was always cordial and he spoke often about his belief in God. I truly enjoyed every conversation I had with Nathan, and I wish his family my very best. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Angie Barton Jan 29 2019 12:00 AM