August 19, 1930 – January 19, 2019
Norman L. Henderson ’56 died Jan. 19, 2019. He was born Aug. 19, 1930, in Seattle, Washington. He attended Walla Walla Academy and Walla Walla College before receiving his medical degree.
Dr. Henderson married Barbara Lyndell Jones in 1956. He served two years in the U.S. Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and was one of the few OB-trained physicians at the Air Force Base at that time.
After his military service, Dr. Henderson and his family moved to Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, following an extensive road trip visiting rural areas of the southern states.
Dr. Henderson was instrumental in developing Lawrenceburg Sanitarium and Hospital into Scott Memorial Hospital (SMH). He served as chief of staff of SMH and president of the Tennessee Academy of Family Practice and was on the board of primary care for the state of Tennessee. He was a charter member and past president of the Business and Professional Foundation of the Kentucky/Tennessee Conference and was an active member of Lawrenceburg Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Dr. Henderson possessed a beautiful tenor voice and enjoyed performing in church and for the community. The Henderson children chose careers in health care, two of them graduating from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.
During his retirement he worked with the Lawrence County Public School System, presenting smoking cessation programs and the “Tar Wars” program, for which he was recognized by the state of Tennessee. He also co-hosted a weekly radio ministry program with local pastors.
Dr. Henderson is survived by his wife, Barbara; five children, Cindy Kildgore (Charles), Linda Terrill (Keith), Teri Bailie (Karlen), Mark (Cindy), and Scott (Leslie); two brothers; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
(Source: Friend of Dr. Henderson)