Bobby E. Henderson, age 71, of Brownwood passed away on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

He was born May 3, 1940, in Vernon, to Buck and Ruby Henderson. He was married to Barbara G. Henderson in 1976 in Childress. He was a farmer in Tell and also worked for Panhandle Transit in Childress. He served as Fire Marshal and Volunteer Firefighter with the Childress Fire Department. He spent 16 years as a Correctional Officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison system retiring in March of 2011 from the Havens Unit in Brownwood. He was a non-denominational Christian.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara G. Henderson; son, Keith Henderson; and daughter, Christie James both of Lubbock; brother, Dr. Quentin Henderson of Blountstown, Fla.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his step-daughter, Deborah Moss of Childress in 1986.

The family would like to say "thank you" to all of the staff and therapists at Brownwood Nursing and Rehab and to the doctors, nurses and EMTs at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

At his request no services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home.