Robert C. "Bob" "Pa" Henderson Sr., 86, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 after a long illness. He was born Aug. 10, 1924 in Yountville, Napa Valley, Calif., to Riley Caswell and Hannah Davidson Henderson. Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and owned and operated Brine Service Co. Inc. for over 53 years. He was a member of Independence Lodge No. 1337, A.F.&A.M., and the V.F.W. Post No. 3837.

He was preceded in death by his wife of over 53 years, Erma Lee Henderson; his son, Eddie Wayne Henderson; and his brothers and sisters, Calvin, Bill, June and Mary.

He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Ann Henderson; his son, Robert C. Henderson Jr., both of Corpus Christi; his daughter-in-law, Gail Henderson of Amarillo; his granddaughter, Kimberly Shea (Steven) Paniagua; one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson; his sisters, Lucy and Robby Jean and her husband Ronnie; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Sandy Foshee, all of Corpus Christi; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Cole officiating.

Entombment followed in Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

Those who wish may make contributions to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home