Mr. Henson was born July 19, 1938, in Baird to John Lee Henson and Addie Lee Henson. He was a retired store clerk and served in the U.S. Army for three years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Shorty and Joe Henson; and one sister, Wanda.
Survivors include his wife, Emily Henson of Beeville; two daughters, Darla Kay of Abilene and Judy Denise Hughes of Sherman; four sons, Leon (Pat) Henson of Pettus, Weldon Lee and Larry Travis Henson, both of Corpus Christi and Chester Ray Henson Jr. of Dilley; one brother, George Henson of Broken Bow, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Treviño Funeral Home Chapel.
A graveside service was conducted at 2 o’clock that afternoon at St. Joseph Cemetery with Father Eddie Garcia officiating.