Funeral services for Bruce Henderson Jr., 79, of Cleburne, and formerly of Milburn, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dana Bruce Henderson Jr. went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. He was born in Milburn on Dec. 17, 1934, to Dana Bruce and Valera N. Adams Henderson. He taught for 20 years at J.J. Pearce High School, as well as Rio Vista High School, Castleberry High School, Richland College and later teaching mathematics at Hill College.

A faithful Christian, Bruce was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was also a member of AARP and volunteered to help senior citizens and others with their income taxes. He was married to Winona Estess on Dec. 14, 1956, in Brownwood.

He is survived by his wife, Winona Henderson; children, Dana B. Henderson III and Thomas Henderson and wife Joanna; sister-in-law, Evonna Gilbreath; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Bruce’s desire for his life was to leave a legacy that glorified Christ. He succeeded by living the life of a faithful husband, loving father and respected teacher. His memory will be cherished by his family, friends and hundreds of students.

You may sign guest book, view obituary and photo at

Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home, 512 N. Ridgeway Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76033, phone number (817) 648-0522.