Reed Thomas Henderson, 51, of Belleville, passed away peacefully at his home in the mountains at 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2022.
Born January 12, 1971 in Altoona, he was 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.
He is also survived by: his sons, Tristan W. Henderson and Elijah L. Henderson, both at home, a 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 when he became owner/operator of Kish Printing and Promotional Products in Burnham where he worked until now. He and his wife also own and operate Henderson Funeral Home in Belleville and Henderson-Bohn Funeral Home in Reedsville.
He and his family attended Mountain View Mennonite Chapel. He was a member of the Belleville Lions Club, Blue Rock Sportsman’s Club, and he served for several years in the Central Keystone Football & Cheer League. He coached the Upwards basketball program at Beavertown Bible Church, coached Hall Ball, was instrumental in organizing and coaching the Belleville Lions football team, and was coach at the pee wee and midget levels for the Kish Indians football team.
He enjoyed hunting deer and turkey, fishing, coaching at all levels, spending time on the boat in Raystown, but most of all, being with his family and friends.
He will always be remembered for his quick wit, sarcastic remarks and competitive nature.
His family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Locust Grove Mennonite Church, 3358 West Main St., Belleville. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 21 at Locust Grove with Revs. 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 Belleville Mennonite School, 4105 Front Mountain Road, Belleville, PA 17004.
Arrangements are in the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville.