Stephen Henson

Stephen Henson

Oklahoma City - Stephen Henson was born September 12, 1953 in Marion, North Carolina to Marjorie and Herman Henson. He passed from this life on February 21, 2021 in Oklahoma City at the age of 67.

Stephen Henson was a graduate from Durant High School in the class of 1972. Upon graduation he enrolled at Southeastern Oklahoma University. On December 23, 2000 he married Eydie Sherwood in Eureka Springs, AR.

Steve a true passion in law enforcement. His career began with the Ardmore Police Department in 1976 and remained with them for 7 years. He served under 5 sheriffs after he left the APD. He was a certified firearms instructor for CLEET and was CLEET certified sniper for the State of Oklahoma. Steve organized and led the Deputy Rangers Youth Program at CCSO. He was a Self Defense Act Certified Instructor and taught classes at the Pontotoc and Ardmore Vo-Tech Security Office Training. Steve was a skilled hunter and marksman and has made a number of incredible shot from unbelievable distances. His passion outside of the police department was his love for fishing and being "1" with the woods. He was truly an avid hunter and fisherman.

Steve was preceded in death by his mother Marjorie Anne Rich and her husband John Rutherford; father Oscan Herman Henson; brother Kenny Henson; and step-sister Cindy Rutherford.

He is survived by his wife Eydie Henson of Dickson; daughters Talsisha Garrett and her fiancé Justin Greenwood of Sulphur, OK and Danita Howard and her husband Darren of Lone Grove, OK; step son Dax Heatley and his wife Linda; sister Gloria Jean Henson; brother Timothy Henson; step-brother Johnny Rutherford; brother-in-laws Ken Butler and his wife Debbie and Dwayne Sherwood; 5 grandchildren Shyla Brimhall, Courtney Duncan, Nathan Garrett, Makenna and Carson Howard, and Landon, Liam, and Luke Heatley; great grandchildren Gavin, Haulin, Rustin, Axl, Colt Ryder, and one great grandson due in June; nephews David Epps, Jonathan Rutherford, Joshua Henson, Timothy Henson, Jr., Brady, Chaz, Josh, and Hunter; nieces Jennifer Henson, Rachel Henson, Nichole Robison, Tinnafy Crissup, and Heather; and cousins Shawn, Hayden, and DeeDee Bates.

Visitation is scheduled for 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Craddock Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation at 3824 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 267 Dallas, Texas 75219

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Published on February 23, 2021