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Simon "Sammy" Henderson

July 13, 1954 — January 24, 2023

Simon Alonzo "Sammy" also known as the "Candy Man" Henderson, 68 of Statesville died Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at his home.

He was born in Iredell County on July 13, 1954, to the late Simon T. Henderson and Kita Marlowe Tomlin. He was also preceded in death by a step-grandson, Garret England, a sister, Judy Reese,and by his maternal grandparents, Alonzo and Ruth Marlowe.

Sammy had worked at Engineered Sintered Components as a machinist. He loved watching Gunsmoke and The Andy Griffith Show. He enjoyed shooting guns, stargazing and NFL football. Sammy loved the Lord and his family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 46 years, Beverly Frye Henderson, son, Branson Henderson (Mary), daughter, Julie Henderson Christian (Brian Johnson), four grandchildren, Jacob England, Alexis England, Gabriel Henderson, Gus Henderson, and a step-grandchild, Jessica Gray.

A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 1:30 pm in the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Fox officiating. Entombment will follow at 3:00 pm at Iredell Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends from 12:30 to 1:30 prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Henderson family. Cemetery Details

Iredell Memorial Gardens Mausoleum

2304 Shelton Avenue

Statesville, NC 28677

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JAN 31. 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (ET)

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Statesville, NC 28677

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JAN 31. 1:30 PM (ET)

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Statesville, NC

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