James Morris Henderson was born on November 5, 1919 in the home of his grandparents, Juda C. and Ellen Redford Winkler on Willow Creek near Llano, Texas. His parents were James Horace Henderson and Imogene Redford Winkler. He passed away on January 11, 2012 at Seton/Kyle Hospital in Kyle, Texas following a brief illness. Morris spent his formative years on the family ranch in Llano County where he developed a lifelong love of the land. Following graduation from Llano High School, he attended Texas A&M University in College Station, and in the summer of 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During World War II he was a co-pilot for the plane which was a modified version of the B 24 called the ‘Liberator. He served in the Asiatic Pacific campaign, the Philippines and the American Campaign. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with four Gold Star Attachments, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Star Attachments, the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. The plane’s insignia was ‘Wolverines.” Following his discharge from the Navy, Morris returned to Texas where he met and married Dorothy Lee Haberer on July 25, 1947. They have one child, Jim Henderson of Wimberley. Morris and Dorothy lived on the ranch in Llano until 2001 when they retired in Wimberley. He was employed by the U.S. Post Office in Llano from 1955 to 1980. During his years in Llano Morris farmed, raised goats and cattle and was one of the first to introduce improved grasses such as willman love grass into the area. He was a member of the Llano County Soil Conservation District, a board member of the Llano Memorial Hospital and a devoted member and Deacon in the Valley Springs Primitive Baptist Church. TMorris is preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Imogene Henderson and two sisters, Geraldine Jordan and Inell Henderson. He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy of 64 years; one son, Jim Henderson and wife Gene of Wimberley; four step grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral services were held Monday January 16, 2012 at the Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Brother Larry Hausenfluke officiating, burial followed at the Llano City Cemetery. Pallbearers included, Larry Bush, Jimmy Shook, Gene Scott, Harold Scott, Eddie Henderson and Jim Ike Dodson.In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Salem Cemetery Association, PO Box 5666 Valley Spring, Texas 76885.Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano, Texas. E-mail condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may log onto our website, www.whhfuneralhome.com for online condolences.