Walter Eugene "Gene" Henson

Walter Eugene "Gene" Henson, 75, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2007, in Crossville, Tenn.

He was born to Walter and Alice Marie (nee Walters) Henson in St. Louis, Mo.

"Gene" was very active in sports, including minor league baseball, tennis, basketball and college football.

He graduated from Blewit High, Harris Teacherís College and Missouri University.

He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea.

After his discharge he was introduced to Carleen Schott at Third Baptist Church where both were raised. They married there 50 years ago.

He began his career in accounting working for Mc-Donald Douglas, quickly moving to comptroller of AG Edwards & Sons, and then became vice president of finance at Rexall Drug Co.

With his success he moved to the West Bend Co. in West Bend to take the position of executive vice president of finance and operations.

He was later transferred to Dayton, Ohio as the executive vice president of finance and operations as well as president of the International Division of Hobart Corp., retiring to Fairfield Glade, Tenn. at 53.

Walt and Carleen enjoyed traveling, golf, tracking the stock market, playing bridge and spending time with their family.

He is survived by his wife, Carleen; his daughter, Caryla (Guy) Tuxhorn of Wisconsin; his son, Brian of Tennessee; and the apple of his eye, his only grandchild, Carlynn Tuxhorn.

Heís also survived by two step- granddaughters and 3 step-greatgrandchildren.

Walt was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws.