Bobby Joel Henson, 88, of Benton, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, at the Calvert City Convalescent Center in Calvert City.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and then worked for WPSD, the KET network, and for the Paducah Board of Education.

Born Sunday, July 15, 1934, in Marshall County, he was the son of the late James W. Henson and the late Mildred (Turner) Henson.

He is survived by his sons, Jon Mark Henson, wife Sharla, of Benton, Jeffrey Clay Henson, wife Sheryl, of Hearne, Texas, Joel Kelly Henson, wife Cynthia Jill, of Benton; grandchildren, Joshua Henson, Sarah Henson Jackson, Beth Henson, Rachel Henson Carnahan, Heather Henson Claiborne, Jacob Henson, Joseph Henson; and great grandchildren, Roman Jackson, Judah Claiborne, Lilly Kate Henson, Maddie Grace Henson and Natalie Rose Henson.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Phyllecia (Sutherland) Henson and brother, Scottie Henson.

A public graveside service with Military Honors was held on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at Darnall Cemetery. John Sales officiated.

Memorial contributions may be sent to New Pathways For Children, P. O. Box 10 Melber, KY, 42069.