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James Eugene “Gene’’ Henson, 93, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Springfield.

He was born Jan. 21, 1929, in Cookville, Mo. to Jesse James and Florence Irene Henson.

On July 8, 1990, he married Virginia R. Keith Martin.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; four brothers, Dale, Barton, Orville and Lonnie Ray Henson.

Gene an an over-the-road trucker for most of his working life. Farming with his family before starting his career as a trucker was something he always enjoyed.

He is survived by two daughters, Auburn Thornton and Roberta Smith; a son, Odell Keith; a friend, Michel; two nephews, one niece, and a host of friends.

Funeral services for James Eugene “Gene’’ Henson will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2022, at the Cantlon-Otterness & Viets Funeral Home in Buffalo with Bro. Caleb McClure officiating. Burial will be in Stoutland Cemetery in Stoutland. Visitation will take place before the service at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 29.