In Loving Memory of Robert Joseph “Joey” Henson

2/10/1975 - 4/28/2024

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Flora, IL

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Robert Joseph “Joey” Henson, age 49, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2024, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

He was born February 10, 1975, in Flora, the son of Thomas Joseph Henson and Brenda Sue Farris.

Joey was a member of the Local 653 Plumbers Pipefitters Union. He enjoyed time spent fishing, mushroom hunting, trapping crawdads, playing video games, playing the guitar, and drawing. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his willingness to always help others. Joey truly loved his family and held a special place in his heart for all of his nieces and nephews.

He is survived by a daughter: Megan Goodwin of Newburgh, Indiana; grandchildren: Vada Rose, Joseph David, Hunter Matthew, and Alexander James; parents: Tom and Shirley Henson of Xenia and Brenda Colman of Louisville; siblings: Stevie Habbe of Louisville, Lara (Scott) Casolari of Louisville, Shelley (Rob) Hunt of Xenia, Tommy Henson of Xenia, and Julie (Dennis) Duckwitz of St. Elmo; aunts and uncles: Lenny (Marie) Henson of Flora, Wanda Gish of Sailor Springs, Leon Farris of Louisville, and Jeanie (Jim) White of Iuka; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister: Sheila Sue Henson; stepfather: Jerry Colman; stepbrother: Barry Coughlin; granddaughter: Madeline Grace; 2 nieces: Kasandra Henson and Kasara RaeLynn Hawks; a special cousin: Megan Henson; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home. Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses, and these will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit:
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Funeral Funders (6)
Bill & Janet Morris, Chris, Clayton & Cole Gibson
Steve and Debbie Pace
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time 🙏❤️
Paula Gephart
I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Julie and we are very good friends. Hugs and prayers for your family
Randy Ward & Tami Stine
A friend has been lost, but never missing from our hearts.
David Gish
Arlene DeWilde