Reed Thomas Henderson, 51, of Belleville, died peacefully Thursday at his home in the mountains. He was born in Altoona, the son of the late R. Thomas Henderson, who died August 21, 2020, and Dorothy M. (Frye) Henderson, who resides in Duncansville.
On May 23, 1998, he married April D. (Fortney) Henderson, who survives at their home.
Reed is also survived by his sons, Tristan W. Henderson and Elijah L. Henderson, both at home; one brother, Randy T. Henderson of Altoona; two sisters, Elizabeth Myers and her husband, Ben, of Manchester and Nicole Henderson and her husband, Michael Smith, of Duncansville; nieces and nephews: Kaden Henderson, Nichole Windhausen, Eric Myers, Evan Fortney and Taylor Fortney; an aunt, Audrey Echard; an uncle, Wayne Henderson, and his wife, Elissa; stepfather and stepmother, Fred and Cindy Fortney; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Travis and Tobie Fortney; and a stepmother, Geraldine Hancock Piper.
Reed graduated in 1989 from Williamsburg High School and in 1994 from Slippery Rock University with a bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics education.
In 1995 he started working with his father at JB Kunz and Henderson Printing where he worked until July 2013. He then became owner/operator of Kish Printing and Promotional Products in Burnham where he worked until here. He and his wife also own and operate Henderson Funeral Home in Belleville and Henderson-Bohn Funeral Home in Reedsville.
Reed and her family attended Mountain View Mennonite Chapel. He was a member of the Belleville Lions Club and the Blue Rock Sportsman’s Club. He also served for several years in the Central Keystone Football & Cheer League.
He coached the Upwards basketball program at Beavertown Bible Church, Hall Ball, and was instrumental in organizing and coaching the Belleville Lions football team. Reed also coached at the pee wee and midget levels for the Kish Indians football team.
Reed enjoyed hunting deer and turkey, fishing, coaching at all levels, and spending time on the boat in Raystown; but above all, he loved being with his family and friends.
He will always be remembered for his quick wit, sarcastic remarks and competitive nature.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Locust Grove Mennonite Church, 3358 Main Street West, Belleville.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 21, 2022 at Locust Grove with Pastors Dave Aungst, Dan Mansberger and Rich Morris officiating. Interment will take place at Locust Grove Cemetery after the service.
Memorials may be made at Mountain View Mennonite Chapel, 104 Shelly Drive, Reedsville, PA 17084; or Kish Indians Football Team, c/o Heidi Litzinger, 497 Old Park Road, Lewistown, PA 17044; or at Belleville Mennonite School, 4105 Front Mountain Road, Belleville, PA 17004.
Arrangements are by Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville.
Online condolences can be offered at www.hendersonfuneralhomes.net or Bohnfuneralhome.com.