Billy Joe Henderson, born on November 6, 1928 in Holt, Alabama, passed away at age 90 on April 14, 2019 in San Jose, California. He graduated from Auburn University in 1950. From 1950 to 1953, Billy served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, including a tour of duty in the Korean War. He met Alice LoBiondo in New Jersey and they were married in 1954. They began raising their children in Clearwater, Florida, where they enjoyed coastal fishing, photography, family picnics, and flying his small personal aircraft. In 1970 the family moved to California where adventures included many motorhome vacations around the country. Bill’s professional career was built upon his aptitude for radios and electronics. He worked for Sperry Gyroscope, Sperry Microwave Electronics, Emerson Electric, Watkins-Johnson, Andrew Corporation and retired as Executive VP and COO of Summit Memory Systems. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Alice Henderson; son, Dennis Henderson and his wife Melanie; daughter, Deborah Morrison and her husband Ken; and three grandchildren, Valerie, Scott and Brian Henderson.
Friends and family are welcome to attend the funeral service on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Darling-Fischer Chapel of the Hills, 615 Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, California 95030.