Harold “Cotton” Henderson, 100, died May 5, 2023 at the Windsor Place Senior Living Assisted Living in Sigourney. He was born August 17, 1922 at his home in Davis County, Iowa to Glenn and Faye (White) Henderson. He graduated from Bloomfield High school. He received his teaching certificate and taught for a few years before being drafted into the United States Army during the WWII. During his time in the Army Cotton received two battle starts and worked as an Army Corps Engineer where he helped build bridges over the Rhine River. On December 24, 1948 he married Lois Colleen Smothers in Davenport, Iowa. They moved to the Floris area in 1955 where they lived and farmed. Cotton worked for Davis County as an equipment operator retiring in 1984 They moved to Blairstown in 1984 and to Arkansas in 1985 and then back to Blairstown in 1989 and in 2017 they made their home in Sigourney. Cotton enjoyed county and polka music, watching rodeos and westerns, playing cards, and fishing. If you had something that needed fixed he was the one to ask. He would fix just about anything. He loved his grandchildren, great grandchildren and his wife Lois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lois Henderson, daughter Cynthia Gregory, siblings Harvey Henderson, Normalee Calvert, Dean Henderson, and Martha Marie “John” Parchert.
He is survived by granddaughter Rhonda Peery (Korey Kirz) of Cedar Rapids, grandson Clayton Gregory of Kentucky, five great- grandchildren Wylde Wisner, Scarlett Wisner, Raylan Wisner, Zayne Peery, and Zoey Kirz, sister Karen (Gordon) Guffey of Eldridge, bonus daughter Carol (John) Stutzman of Sigourney, nephew Randy Smothers.
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