Darrell Gale Henson

Darrell Gale Henson

July 2, 1944- September 23, 2023

We are sad to announce the passing of Darrell Gale Henson of Omaha. He died at the age of 79 on September 23, 2023. Darrell was born July 2, 1944, in Sac City, Iowa, to Helen and Gale Henson.

Darrell grew up in Sac City, IA, and lived there until 1987, before moving to Omaha, NE. He retired from Sapp Bros Petroleum as the General Manager at the age of 65.  He was an avid golfer and was able to continue playing until his last day.

Darrell met the love of his life, Linda (Love) Henson. They grew up in the same small town and were married soon after Linda graduated from High School, on September 8, 1963. They couldn’t wait to start a family. The first child of three was born less than a year later.

In all, they welcomed three sons into the world, Todd, Michael, and Christopher.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Linda; sons: Todd, Michael (Crystal), and Christopher (Melody); grandchildren: Jack (Heather), Sean, Grace, and Ryan; great-grandchildren: Rori, Riley, and Dawson; sisters, Barbara, Janet; brother, Marlin.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Gale; sister, Lola; brothers: Howard, Laverne, and Donnie.

VISITATION: Friday, September 29, 2023, 10:00am, at Faith Westwood Methodist Church, 4814 Oaks Lane, Omaha, Nebraska. MEMORIAL SERVICE: at 11:00am. Luncheon to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the Henson family suggests donations be made in Darrell’s name to one of the following charities.


  • Phyllis Brus Posted September 26, 2023 3:15 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Darrell’s passing. He was my first familiar face when i was 9 years old and moved to the Sac School. So sorry for the entire family’s loss.

  • Teresa cook Posted September 26, 2023 3:52 pm

    May you test in peace Uncle Darrell!! May you travel peacefully home.. may our good lord help and guide your family through these hard and difficult time.. I will miss our goofy conversations and time spent together. Thank you for your unconditional love!! Till we meet again.. love Teri Ann

  • DarLa Hysing Posted September 28, 2023 10:38 am

    Linda and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Darrell was a wonderful person, he will be missed. May God be with you at this time. DarLa

  • Sara Brown Eichhorn Posted September 28, 2023 11:23 am

    Linda and family, I am sorry for your loss. I will always think of Darrell and Linda dancing in Heaven.

  • Dan Vogel and Sue Temple Posted September 28, 2023 11:22 pm

    Linda and Family, Our Sincere Condolences to you all. Rest in Peace Darrell. Sending our Love and Prayers.
    Dan and Sue

  • Allen Joe Marsh Posted September 29, 2023 11:57 am

    To Darrell’s family,
    I remember the time that Darrell’s brother in law recommended him for a job with Sapp Bros. We settled on terms of employment and he can to on board and continued to show up early for over 30ish years I Believe.

    Being as an avid golfer as Darrell was had it’s risks! Bernie Raiter, Josh Broz, Darrell and I were enjoying a refreshingdrink on the west patio of the old Tiburon club house. All at once, Bernie yelled “look out” and a golf cart hit the back of my chair, through me across the table, where I hit Darrell, picking him up threw us about 20 feet into an open doorway. He ended up face up. with me squarely on top of him with the golf cart still running on top os us. Had to scare the “Ship High In Transit”, a/k/a S>H<I.T out of both of us.

    I have always enjoyed his and his families friendship through the years.

    May the Lord give you comfort and strength, with wonderful memories.

    Allen and Jane Marsh

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