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.
- Sisters by Heart: This is an organization that helps families that have children like Dawson (Darrell’s grandson) as they go through the necessary surgeries. https://www.sistersbyheart.org/checkout/donate?donatePageId=5f340cbb8706080bea3f8aa2
- Ronald McDonald House/Seattle: https://www.rmhcseattle.org/donate-4/ They provided housing for many months during Dawson’s multiple surgeries and recovery period.
- Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington: https://secure2.wish.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=donate_today&chid=048-000