Obituary: August Randolph (Randy) Henderson

August Randolph (Randy) Henderson, 53, of Cherokee, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at his home. He was born February 27, 1962 at Long Island, New York, the son of August Gerami and Frances Kathryn (Crawson) Henderson.  Randy Henderson
He graduated from Longwood High School in Ridge, New York. On May 31, 1986, he was united in marriage to Jody Umholtz at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg. They later divorced. Randy was self employed for many years in the Concrete Finishing business. He currently worked for Asplundh Tree Service. Membership was held in the American Legion Post No. 35 of Cherokee, Kansas.
He is survived by three daughters, Krystal Henderson of Frontenac, KS, Melissa Henderson and her fiancé, Tyler of Oakland, CA, and Rachel Henderson and her fiancé, Thomas of Frontenac, KS; five brothers, Lawrence Henderson and his wife, Marlene of Girard, KS, Gerald Henderson of Kansas City, KS, James Henderson and his wife, Laura of Overland Park, KS, John Henderson and his wife, Regina of Cherokee, KS, and David Henderson and his wife, Peggy of Gladstone, MO; two sisters, Catherine Fithian and her husband, Dave of Kansas City, KS and Margaret Nielsen of Weir, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday (August 7) at the Brenner Mortuary with Rev. Jamie Tickel officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home, where friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday. The family suggests memorials to the American Legion Post #35 of Cherokee. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may leave condolences online at Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.