THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Rev. W. Daniel Charles Henderson, born April 23, 1942, in Wellsville, to Daniel and Beatrice (Stephens) Henderson, passed from life into death on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in The Woodlands, Texas.
Daniel was raised in East Liverpool and graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1959. He was a member of a popular singing group named the Customs. After graduation, he studied pre-med in Evanston, Ill. He then served his country in the US Air Force.
He moved back to the Tri-State area in the late 1970s working at Valspar in Rochester, Pa. He rededicated his life to his Savior Jesus Christ and developed a popular Sunday morning radio program on WBVP in Beaver Falls.
As an original member of the popular a capella quintet, The Sons of Thunder, he connected with many believers across the region and the nation.
Dan then moved to a full time position in radio with Word-FM in Pittsburgh where he was a beloved afternoon host until he was forced to retire because of illness.
He accepted the call to minister and was in the pastoral leadership of Victory Temple Church in East Liverpool. He also touched many lives as the founder of the Men's Discussion Group of East Liverpool. During these years, he was living in the Youngstown area before moving to Texas shortly before his death.
In addition to his loving parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, his paternal grandmother. He is survived by his daughter, Maxayn Henderson; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren all of Philadelphia; his sister Carol Craig (Henderson/Thomas) of Spring, Texas; his nephew, Stephen (Mangi) Thomas, of Spring, Texas; and many loving cousins, friends and associates.
He was beloved by many in the Tri-State area and his family will have a formal memorial service at Second Baptist Church in East Liverpool at 11 a.m. on Dec. 28.
Memorial donations can be made in Dan's name to the Men's Discussion Group of ELO in care Community Resource Center.